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FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAR, NUMBER 47
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 3245,6 THURSDAY, JULY 25, 1996
Oh Ways To Overcome Deficit
Odused Bli Loss Of Fishermen
and divers scour the river's bottom Tuesday searching for the drowning victim. -Star photo
Ivey Crutch field, 23, of Wewa
Disappears While Swimming
Ivey Crutchfield, 23, of Wewahitchka, apparently drowned
Sunday afternoon in the Apalachicola River while swimming with
friends approximately 1/2 mile south of Gaskin Landing.
Gulf County Search and Rescue, the Gulf County Sheriffs
Department, rescue squads from across the state and a host of
volunteers and friends have manned a constant vigil in search of
Crutchfield, since the accident occurred sometime between 4:00
and 5:00 p.m. CDT Sunday.
Crutchfield was reportedly swimming and playing with his
dog on a dredge spoil sandbar on the Liberty County side of the
river when he went under and did not resurface.
As of press Ume Wednesday, efforts to locate him have been
Rescue workers from Gulf, Bay, Calhoun, Washingtorn,
Jackson, IHbuston Cbunty?-Alabamna-, and-Volunteers ahd-frlrnds- '""
of the family are continuing the search effort. Rescue divers,
dogs, and helicopters are also being used to aid in the search.
Friends and family of Ivej Crutchfield, take up a lonely
vigil at the river's edge. .
The 'Gulf County Cofit'nission
received d'written report Vesday
evening ''bm Robert Jdhes and
Associated, consultants 'for the
county. They were hired to give
the board some insight as to
direction and financing of fish-
Hopes are that the economic
Impact and loss of Jobs, brought
on by Florida's net ban amend-
ment might be offset somewhat by
related alternative industry.
Jones' report was long on
ideas, proposing further develop-
ment of the jellyfish fishery, cat-
fish and crawfish ponds, and
aquaculture possibilities. But,
assistance in funding such pro-
jects Is not Immediately available,
according to his report.
Larry Wells, county adminis-
trator, said Jones has met with U.
S. Department of Aquaculture
representatives who liked arid
expressed interest in the pro-
posed ideas. Future grant funds
to support the projects will be fol-
lowed up on by Jones for the
Marine Fisheries Commission
In related matters, the com-
mission (following the lead of
Wakulla County) adopted a reso-
lution calling for equal represen-
tation ofcommercial fishermen on
the Marine Fisheries Commission
4%e-e board currently has no
commercial fishing ties to its
membership, in spite of the fact
that according to Florida laws
establishing the agency, "No sin-
gle Interest group shall dominate
the membership of the commis-
Not since 1985 has a com-
mercial fisherman served on the
MFC. prompting the group to feel
slighted. This has especially been
true recently as rules have been
adopted drastically affecting the
commercial fishing industry, and
the MFC's obvious support of the
net ban amendment.
The board also decided to
send copies of the resolution to
other counties in the state to be
considered for adoption by them.
Gulf Declared Economic
Disaster Loan Area
including Gulf, have been desig-
nated economic injury disaster
areas as a result of red tide cont-
amination that closed down shell
fish harvesting, and economically
impacted small businesses in the
Larry Wells told t he board the
U. S. Small Business Admini-
stration was making low interest
federal disaster loans available to
small businesses economically
Impacted by the red tide.
A letter to the county from
SBA states loans would be avail-
able to provide working capital to
businesses to enable them to pay
..their bllsa,-and.neet nortzal oper-
ating expenses. Maximum loans
(See IDEAS MONEY on Page 6)
'The Democratic Executive
Committee of Gulf County will
sponsor political rallies in Wewa-
hitchka on Monday. August 5,
and in Port St. Joe on Thursday.
August 8, Each rally will be com-
plete with speeches by the candi-
dates, campaign literature, and
the opportunity to speak with the
In Wewahitchka, the rally will
be held at the Wewahitchka High
School Commons Area. Candi-
dates will be available to speak to
the general public at 6:00 p.m.,
C.D.T. Speeches will begin at
6:30 p.m., C.D.T. The format will
be identical in Port St. Joe; how-
ever, the times will be 6:00 p.m.,
E.D.T., with speeches beginning
at 6:30 p.m., E.D.T. The Port St.
Joe rally will be held at the Port
St. 'Joe High School Commons
All Democratic candidates,
who will appear on the September
3; Democratic Primary Ballot, will
receive an invitation by mail to
participate in both rallies.
The public is invited to attend
both rallies and is urged to regis-
ter to vote by August 5, and to ex-
eicise that right on September 3.
* **** ** *
37 Candidates Qualify For Dozen Offices
Gulf Holding A Republican Primary In September For The First Time In Its History
Gulf County voters will face a / having the distinction. based on the position's salary districts which will be on the bal- opponents are: Ray Dickens,
rather lengthy ballot in Septem- An Independent primary is ,and since Harbormaster doesn't lot, each drew a panel of six seek- Mary Ellen Gortman, James. R.
ber as the county has a total of also on tap for the first time, ever, pay a salary, the candidates are ing the two seats. In District 1 in- Purswell, and Johnny Stanley.
37 registered candidates seeking' for the position of County Corn- charged a nominal $25.00 qualif- cumbent Jesse Armstrong has The lone Republican in the race
election to an even dozen public missioner. District Three. cation fee. It's easier for potenUal four Democrat opponents and AN AT n Pa
offices. Qualification of candle The county has been offered candidates to pay the $25.00 fee, one Republican. His Democrat (See CANDIDATES on Page 3)
dates to run for the various offic- the than secure the signatures they
es closed last Friday at noon, af andwould need to qualify by the peti-
ter a week-long period of:cans and Independents in past tion method.
ter a week-long period falling elections and even elected several ton method 7
out qualification papers. ....
o e ft 7 andidts for various offices, but never CANDIDATES Svei:
SOnly five f the 37 c more than one at a time for any h. ln. e f.-p.f. an
face no opposition in the Septem- position. The line-up of candidates af-
ber primaries, nor the general ter qualfication deadline was
election priarin Novemberr thegeneralre: History will be made in Gulf reached Friday at noon, are uasr aBa 0 T'
Benny C. Lister, Clerk of the County in 19961 follows:` I U
Court; Eda Ruth Taylor, Tax Col- One of the other "firsts" in Sheriff candidates S
lector; Corna Sue Robinson, Su- this.year's election will place a se- S canias
pervisor of Elections;: Waren J election for the office of Harbor- A total of six have qualified to Cty Commissioner Ben Nunnery Steps
Yeager. County Commissioner, master on theballot. In fact, Elec- seek election for SherilTff in a wide-
District Five; and David L. Byrd., tions Supervisor Cora Sue open election following the remov- Down After Nearly Four Years On Board
School Board Member. District 'Robinson says .this is the first al from office of 12-year veteran
Four. time on her watch that the office A Harrison at the beginning of Wewahitchka City Commis- use for many years, it was finally
hia hiv --vinf hiQthid trm +_ApA h4 effm inl.L .I OIL 1 1p ft '..5rn f
All other office incumbents
have from one to five opponents.
"FIRSTS" IN ELECTION
According to the. Elections
Supervisor, Cora Sue, Robinson,
there will be at least three "firsts"
in this year's primaries to pique
the voter's Interest.
Initially, for the first time ever
in history, Gulf County will have
a Republican primary on Septem-
ber 3, with the race for the posi-
tion of School Superintendent
Robert L. Redmon Independent
Candidate for Commission, Dist. 3
Robert L. Redmon, a life-long paper mill almost 24 years, and
resident of Gulf County, has qual- works in the Maintenance
ifled to run for District Three Department ;as a pipefitter.
County Commissioner. Robert Through the years he has held
qualified by submitting .petitions various offices in the
signed by voters supporting his International Association, of
candidacy. He will be on the bal- Machinists Union. Some of his
lot in November, as an community interests include
Independent. active membership in Lodge #111,
Redmon is one of six children F & AM, and sharing activities
of the late John Redmon and with his children.
Frances Redmon, who now
resides in Quincy. He was raised In addition to his primary
in Overstreet and now resides on employment responsibilities,
Searcy Street in White City. Robert is a partner in a small
Robert and his wife, Brenda, are business. Working in a partner-
the proud parents of Travis, 12. ship has developed skills of coop-
and Tarah, 7. Brenda is the eration and compromise. Working
daughter of Raymond and Carol at a small business has developed
Burrows, who live in Highland patience and understanding of
View. the frustrations individuals
Redmon has worked at the (See REDMON on Page 3)
of Harbormaster has appeared on
the ballot. If only one candidate is
seeking an office, the name,
doesn't :appear on the primary
ballot; only on the general elec-
tion ballot, for the people's ap-
proval of the candidate to serve.
The third unusual occurrence
for the September ballot is that
every candidate-incumbent and
challenger, alike-have qualified
through the petition method, with
only the candidates for Harbor-
master paying the fee. Fees are
Robert L. Redmon
his third year into his tirn term
of office. Gov. Lawton Chlles re-
moved Harrison and appointed
'James Coats in the interim until
he 'could appoint the current
sheriff, Frank McKelthen.
Seeking the office are Incum-
bent McKeithen, Jack Davilla,
Jerry T. Gates, Wayne White and
Jimmy Williams, all Democrats.
Bob Williams is running on the
Superintendent of Schools
Walter Wilder, 20-year vete-
ran of the office, announced his
retirement this year, which
spurred a lively race by those
who would be his successor as
Superintendent of Schools. All
but one are presently in the sys-
tem and have been for a number
'of years. The one exception is Re-
publican Loretta Costin.
Costin has the distinction,
along with fellow Republican Ter-
ry Linton, to test Republican wa-
ters for the opportunity to oppose
the Democratic candidate. Demo-
cratic candidates are: Catherine
.[Ramsey] Barfield, David Bidwell,
and Jerry Kelly.
Incumbent Property Apprais-
er Kesley Colbert will face his first
opposition since initially being
elected to office. He is opposed by
Jamie Lester, son of Colbert's
Commissioner, District 1
The two county commission
stoner Ben Nunnery tenderea nhis
resignation to the Board at its
regular meeting Monday night,
giving his present employment re-
quirements as his reason for
stepping down. .
Nunnery has served the city
for approximately 18 months af-
ter his appointment by Governor
Lawton Chiles and slightly more
than two of three years into an
elected term. He told the board he
felt he wasn't doing the' citizens
justice, haing to be out'of town
so much and not being present to
respond to their problems. "I feel
the best thing for me and the peo-
ple is for me to resign," he said.
Seeking Cemetery Property
For many years, Jehu Ceme-
tery has served a very vital need
of the city of Wewahitchka, but
no longer has the space to do so.
The cemetery has all its burial
lots either filled or held under pri-
vate ownership pending use in
The City of Wewahitchka sold
its last available lot in the burial
ground nearly a year ago. It is
now in the process of looking for
other property to develop into a
Jehu has served the city al-
most as long as there has been a
city. For many years, it also
served the City of Port St. Joe as
a burial ground for many of its
people, until that city established
its own cemetery in the middle
Although Jehu has been in
pIatteLLaI.iu An I, aeULr l it eganl o
run out of space for new burials.
Jehu's running out of space
is no surprise. It has been known
for several years that space was
running short. The cemetery loca-
tion is enclosed ,on all sides by
privately developed property, so it
can't be expanded. The only alter-
native is to search for property
elsewhere to develop and the City
Commission has' begun this
search. The only burials in the
present cemetery for the past
year have been by families who
already owned burial sites in its
The Commission took steps
Monday to curb long-time and
overnight parking in front of the
new City Park under the oaks at
Cars have been parked for
days at a time near the entrance
to the park, at times blocking ac-
cess by citizens who would use
the .park and its facilities.
The city has now decreed that
there will be no overnight [long
time] parking, blocking the park's
entrance, effective immediately.
City Manager Don Minchew
was directed by the commission
to proceed with securing a FER-
DAP state recreation grant. The
grant application-of approxi-
mately $125,000-will be applied
to the expansion and improve-
ment of the T. L. James Park
A search party of boaters
PAGE TWO THURSDAY, JULY 25,1996
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THE 1996 ELECTION YEAR is now officially underway. with
the signing of election papers last week.
When the dust cleared, nearly everyone who had said they
were going to run had signed up with the Supervisor of Elections
and gotten their campaign properly underway. One or two
signed up who hadn't given much Indication they would be a
candidate except for rumors.
The field of candidates is now set. No more can qualify but
anyone who wishes can drop out of the race. The candidates
must, from this day forth, abide by certain rules in their cam-
paigning, their advertising messages, no matter by what method,
must be presented in a certain way to be legal, they must de-
clare every dollar spent and every dollar collected by their cam-
paign. Things will be different from now until election day. Can-
didates must play by certain rules or be disqualified, so it would
behoove them to find out what these rules are before they get
carried away with the disease known as "election fever".
THOSE OF US WHO are left to cast our votes have a job to
do, also. It is in our best interests to find out just why each can-
didate is running. What are his/her qualifications for the job:
what has his/her track record been in the past. and is, the can-
didate a person we can trust to perform when the chips are
You say these questions are useless in a county where we
know everybody, but they're not. Every successful candidate will
be receiving a sizable chunk of our tax money, as a salary, to
perform the task of handling the remainder of our tax money
and we should be fully cognizant of that fact, going In!
Don't be fooled by campaign rhetoric. Every successful posi-
tion holder will have his/her actions governed by certain laws,
requirements and state regulations. In many cases the candi-
date can't, under state law, do the things or quit doing the
things to satisfy a pet peeve, so It would serve our purpose well
if we found out just what is a pet peeve, a "druther". or what a
candidate's legally capable of accomplishing. We may be looking
at the wrong level of government to bring about the particular
change we would have made.
ABOVE ALL, EVERY PUBLIC servant to be decided by the
election process in Gulf County has a pretty hefty salary tied to
it-every one! It would be to our best interest if we find out if our
particular favorite candidate Is running to: 1, secure the power
which goes with the position: 2, is after the sizable salary which
goes with the territory, or; 3. earnestly desires to serve the peo-
ple and would do it, even if the position had no salary attached
as an added attraction.
Do this, and you're ready to cast your ballot, intelligently!
IF AN ARTICLE IN a newspaper can get a person fired by
the head of the Health Department medical personnel, perhaps
an article in another newspaper, which operates closer to the
person's sphere of activity can cause that director to back water
:and reinstate that person, considering their previous action a
poor choice of judgement on their part. i
If we had experienced a season of articles on the same sub-
ject, or an avalanche of complaints targeting the person's activi-
ties, such as we have experienced with health doctors In the
past with no results, we might be able to understand the sudden
and impetuous action taken by the state's head doctor against
our own Dr. Jorge San Pedro.
THE ACTION WAS unwarranted, especially since it was evi-
dently based on one article appearing in a newspaper which has
a worse reputation among people of Gulf County than the good
doctor was purported to have. We have grown accustomed to the
News-Herald doing its hatchet job on Individuals and groups in
Gulf County las If we couldn't take care of our own problems
without their help].
If we had done a "hatchet job" against someone as popular
and as well thought of as Dr. San Pedro, we would have been
stripped of our barrel of ink and told to mind our own business.
DOCTORS GET SUED. That's a fact of life. But everything
they are sued for isn't fact! That's why many have refused to car-
ry malpractice insurance. That's why some have quit practicing
some phase or phases of medicine such as surgery, obstetrics,
etc. That's why medical costs are so blamed high!
We feel sure if the News-Herald would look at the 200-odd
doctors in Panama City, they could find one or two to invest
their investigative powers against and leave our good, compe-
tent, caring and hard-working doctor alone!
Hunker Down with Kes KesleColbert
Vhat So Proudly We Hailed...
It is so easy to be cynical
about the, Olympics. Some media
folks are already calling it the
Coca-Cola Olympics. Corporate
America versus corporate Japan.
Corporate Germany versus corpo-
rate England. The Summer 01lym-
pic Money Games of 19961 The
slick, but over long, over loud.
and over produced commercials
would lead us to believe If we
wear Lee jeans and drink Bud
Light we too, can be an Olympic
champion. It's almost as if Swe-
den just sent their team over here
to promote the sale of Volvos.
I'm about half asleep during
the opening ceremonies wonder-
ing Just exactly where Belarus,
Surinam and Kampuchea are lo-
cated on the globe when the top-
top of that American flag ap-
peared out of the night high
above that brand spanking new
stadium. Folks. I was on my feet
and at attention by the time the
entire flag waved so proudly
above that entrance ramp. It's
amazing what an old red, white
and blue rag can do to you when
they get the bars and stars all
lined up just right. My goose
bumps had goose bumps And I
guarantee you every hair on the
Back of .my neck had' put on
shoes and started dancing about.
All of a sudden I didn't give a
L hoot about corporate America. I
didn't care s whether we're all
wearing Nikes or Reeboks. drink-
Ing 10-K or Gatorade, driving
Fords or Chevys. brushing with
Crest or Colgate, or mortgaging
the future with VISA or Master-
Card. BRING ON THEM RUS-
SIANS! GET THOSE EAST GER-
MANS OVER HERE PLUT THOSE
JAPANESE UP ON THAT HIGH
Listen, we'll fpnce 'em, soft-
ball 'em,, table tennis 'em, judo
'em, row 'em, soccer 'em, .swim
'em, high beam 'em, pole vault
'em, field hockey 'em, Greco-
Roman wrestle 'em ..... It don't
matter to me. We'll shoot marbles
with 'em. play mumbly peg, pitch
pennies, arm wrestle, roll down a
hill inside an old tire, throw
horseshoes, play "I Spy", chal-
lenge 'em to an all night. "Kick the
can" game-that's our flag com-
ing down the rampl
Say, didn't we pick the right
guy to carry "Old Glory" into the
stadium? Did you notice how all
the other countries, used that flag
holder wrapped around their
necks? Or they held it up with
two hands. Or both. NOT OUR
GUYI He carried the American
flag into that Olympic arena as
the entire world watched with one
hand--proudly and respectfully
lifting our flag up so even the
good folks back in Belarus could
see It was something special!
I gave our side a gold medal
and the torch hadn't even been lit
I watched with pride as row
after row, of young,, expectant
American athletes filed in follow-
ing "their" flag.' Did you catch the
sheen in their eyes? The excite-
ment in every step? You talk
about a lifetime memory
I thought of Johnny Weiss-
muller, Jesse Owens, Bob Rich-
ards, Wilma Rudolph, Bob Mathi-
as, "Babe" Didrikson and Ralph
Boston. I thought of our hockey
team at Lake Placid in 1982. How
silly of me to cry over a hockey
game. But, I remember standing
in my chair yelling them on like
crazy. And then watching in
stone silence the-last few-seconds
as the unbelievable unfolded in
front of me. You talk about proud
to be an An4ericanT
I looked again at the big guy
leading our contingent in, his
hand never wavering as he held
that flag high. I found myself cry-
ing 'again-Jesse sure showed
Hitler at Munich in '36 and Wil-
ma might have been born with
"bad legs" but she never quit. She
never, ever quit! And you figure
the laps Mark Spitz has swam in
his lifetime. And can you Imagine
what time Mary Lou used to start
each day! And yes, I was crying
over an ice hockey game that took
place fourteen years ago. Are the
Olympics an amazing event, or
So, I'm not going to get too
hung up over all the corporate
people doing all the big time cor-
porate things. I'm going to con-
centrate on the young athletes.
I'm going to find out what events
those folks from Surinam are
(See KESLEY on Page 3)
I STARTED TO piddle
around again in my little wood-
working shop out In my back
yaid last week after about a five
or six month lay-off. I found
things were moved around since I
was last in there. I couldn't find a
thing. Some of my tools had gone
"visiting" and hadn't returned yet,
boards had suddenly taken up
feet and walked off and the work
benches were all covered with
someone else's handiwork.
I've had a standing rule In my
shop with the boys in the family.
They could use anything they
pleased, but don't take off the
tools unless you at least leave a
note, so I'll know where it is.
I know I will, eventually have
to go get it and I'd appreciate
knowing where to go.
I have the rule, but It doesn't
work very well. I just have to keep
an eye out as to who uses the
shop and remember. Then, when,
I need a tool and it isn't where It
is supposed to be, I have a pretty
good idea of where to start look-
Working Shop Could Stand '
ing. That practice usually works
better than my rule.
I HAVE ANOTHER rule. The
more rules I have in my shop, the
more rules get broken. One rule
Is ignored about as much as an-
other rule. We play no favorites in
my backyard shop.
But. as I said, I have another
tried and true rule; one which is"
riot to be broken under any cir-
cumstances. My rule goes some-
thing like this; 'If you make a
mess, clean it upl"
That little rule came about
when I would have to spend at
least a couple of hours every time
'I wanted to use my shop, clean-
ing up sawdust, cleaning off the
machinery, oiling, putting a new
blade on the band saw, or charg-
ing up the batteries 'on my cord-
less drill before I could use it.
Somehow or other, my shop
kept getting into an unkempt
condition between visits. If I hap-
pened to be working on some-
thing and had set it aside for
awhile, it could be a little hard to
locate again, or moved where the
'rain could blow in on it,; or new
paint could have a scratch or
nick in it.
SATURDAY, WHEN I went in
the shop, I was greeted by a
"butcher shop" floor: sawdust an-
kle deep in some spots and deep-
er in other spots. The saw boxes I
have under each one to catch saw
dust, were filled to running over,
the saws and other machines and
tables were covered in sawdust. I
'don't keep a shop covered in saw-
dust; though I know good wood
workers usually do. It makes me
I'm no good wood worker so I
have a perfect right to want the
saw dust kept off things.
The tools had been rode hard
and been put up dusty. The saws
were all plugged in.. ready for ac-
tion. when I usually unplug the
saws and other machines when I
leave the shop to keep young,
prying hands from coming in un-
attended and turning them on.
Someone owes me a cleaning
job on my shop.
One thing I was proud of was
that I had;a few cherry boards, a.
few 'pine boards with not many
knots in them, some beautiful cy-
press I rescued from Ralph Rish's
remodeling of his first office. He
was going to throw those boards
away! Until I came along.
I had one single board of
basswood which is 14 feet long
and 30 inches wide and not a
knot in it. That board was my
pride and joy and I am saving it
until a worthy project comes
along one day to use it on.
They were all still there
If anything, I had gained a
few boards, but not enough to:
make up for the mess which was
I WAS SO PROUD that my
cherry boards were still there. I
started immediately to, make a
I cut the board in three piec-
es, Intending to join them togeth-
er to make the top. I found my ra-
dial arm saw, right where I had
left it, even though I had to clean
it off. My biscuit joiner was hid-
den right where I hald left it.
When I started looking for my
clamps to hold the boards togeth-
er while glue dried; no clamps! No
drill! No sander!
I just had, to quit because
there were ;so many tools absent
A few days later, Alford asked
me, 'Where did you get that cher-
ry I saw you had cut up the other
day?" I immediately knew where
some of my tools were and who
had made part ofthe mess I had
But, all is not lost. I reaped a
few good clean oak boards he had
left.behind in his visits. He left-
ALL his sawdust behind, so Fren-
chie will have a little flower
Now, if I can just locate my
"visiting" tools and Alford will
'come clean up his mess, I can re-
sume passing away my spare
time, sawing up big boards into
little boards. After all, that is
what I'm best at doing in wood
St. Joseph Bay
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July 29 10:16 a.m. H 2.0 6:46 p.m. L -0.1
July 30 11:09 a.m. H 1.9 7:22 p.m. L 0.1
July 31. '12:01 p.m. H 1.7 7:52 p.m. L 0.3
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TIrM a'I'AD f,FKTre. S ~su 1IfasA TT. O I(fl AJ'Q *,amt 'sa L,. rAL, aTnflfMAYf. JULY 25, 1996 PtI NtxZIA
Rish Announces Candidacy
Becomes Second Port St. Joe Man To Seek Legislative
Seat Being Vacated by Rep. Robert Trammell in November
SRalph Rish, of Port St. Joe
and Wewahitchka, became the
fourth announced candidate for
the seat being vacated in the Flor-
ida Legislature by Robert Tram-
mell of Marlanna. Rish,, a partner
in the Preble-Rlsh, Consulting
Engineers, firm in Port St. Joe.
was the second Republican candi-
date to announce for the office.
He made the declaration Thurs-
day afternoon at 3:00 p.m.. in a
public press conference.
There are also two an-
nounced Democratic candidates
in the race.
Playing on. his party prefer-
ence in his sho-t address to some
100 people gathered In front of
the old courthouse in Wewahitch-
ka, Rish said Republicans are fa-
vored statewide to capture a ma-
Jority in the House this year. Just
as they already have in the Sen-
ate. "My election can give this dis-
trict an advantage by their repre-
sentative being one of the
majority," he said.
Rish Is the nephew of William
J. [Billy Joe] Rish, the last local
member of the Legislature Gulf
County has had.
Hitting hard at a need to con-
trol state government and its pro-
pensity to approve more and
more regulations and approve ad-
ditional taxation, Rish' said a
curb of some sort should be
erected. "There are now some
6,400 regulations and permits
which our people must consider
and apply for. which put road-
blocks in the way of our
progress." the candidate said.
He said there is a need to im-
prove our freedoms, instead of
taking more of them away from
the people in every session.
The candidate expressed a
desperate need to improve the
state's schools, adequately fund-
ing them without wasting money
and utilizing funds already availa-
ble more wisely.
Speaking of his party affilla-
tion, Rish said, "It doesn't matter
whether you are Republican or
Democrat in the Panhandle, our
values are the same."
Rish made his announcement
with his wife, Martha, and two
sons, Blake and Grant, by his
Ralph Rish announces his candidacy for Representative
to the Florida Legislature, representing District 7, in Wewa-
hitchka last Thursday afternoon.
On $25,000 Bond
Nancy Lee Amster was arrest-
ed by Florida State Troopers upon
'her release from Gulf Pines Hos-
pital. Amster was held in Gulf
County Jail on warrants for
D.U.I. Manslaughter, D.U.I. Prop-
erty Damage, and D.U.I. Personal
Air Force Airman Shalonda S.
Jones has graduated from the
information management appren-
tice course at Keesler Air Force
Base in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Jones is the daughter of
Sharon D. McNeal and step-
daughter of George E. Williams.
and her husband, Z. W. Jones, is
the son of Z. W. Jones. Sr. and
Maggie Bell, all of Port St. Joe.
She is a 1994 graduate of Port
St. Joe Junior-Senior High
SFrom Page 1
endure dealing with government.
Robert chose to run as an
Independent because he wants to
represent all the people of District
Three. He believes every voter,
regardless of political party affllia-
tion, should be able to cast a vote
for the person the voter selects,
based only on the candidate's per-
If elected as District Three
County Commissioner, he pledges
to respond to problems, as soon
as they are brought to his atten-
tion, whether by personal contact
or phone. He promises to be avail-
able to the people.
(From Page 2)
competing in and pull for them a
little. I'm going to look over close-
ly the American group. I know
they will do us proud. And a few
special ones of that outfit will be
household names within a few
,u "rneu er"- wre I want to find out If Kampu-
"' --- chea has a wrestler among their
LETTERS 'r combatants-if they do, I want to
S a %. warn him not to mess with the
to the Editor big American that brought in our
O ppIam ,i flag.
...o S oe .." .r .. .. Respectfully,
Feels PortocStt JoeDr Has Been "Dumped On" ..
Amster was one of the two
drivers in the. traffic fatality on
U.S. 98, last week. The other
driver, Robert Hobson, died as a
result of injuries sustained in the
collision. Gulf County Judge Bob
Moore set a $25,000 bond.
Air Force Airman Teresa A.
Ballard has graduated from basic
military training at Lackland Air
Force:Base in San Antonio, Texas.
During the six weeks of train-
ing, 'the airman studied the Air
Force mission, organization; and
customs and received special
training in human relations.
Ballard is the, datighter of'
Delbert H.'and Lula M. Youree of
Rural Route 16 in Tallahassee.
She is a 1988 graduate of Lake,
Jackson Christian High Sthool In
Tallahassee. Her husband, John
is the son of'Thomas A. and E.
Anne Ballard of Port St Jbe.
---From Page 1
is Roger C. Jones.
Commissioner, District 3
Incumbent Michael L. Ham-
mond also has five opponents to
face in his first try for re-election.
They include two Independents,
Robert L. Redmon and, Steve
Wood. Also on the September bal-
lot will be the names of three
Democrats: Ed Creamer, Tommy
Knox and David Young.
School Board Member,
Another of Governor Chlles'
appointees, Caroline E. Norton,
will be asking for her first full
term in office as the School Board
member from District 3. She will
be; opposed by: Michael Nixon,
,Paul Sewell and Debra Wood, all
S The office of Harbormaster
has' two candidates who will at-
tempt to upset W. H. ([Billy] How-
ell, who is currently finishing his
first term in the position. Howell
will be opposed by Herman Ard,
Democrat, and William Koran,
This letter is in support of Dr.
Jorge San Pedro. It seems that
the biased and prejudiced article
written.by the News Herald a few
weeks ago, has not only caused
the people of this county, hurt
and outrage, but also caused the
loss of a man's job. Dr..San Pedro
has been a medical doctor for
over forty years and has served
this community for several years
as a private physician.
Appai-ently the News Herald
didn't want to print a letter on be-
half of Dr. San Pedro. So we write
to our local paper. We ask the
News Herald what brought Dr.
San Pedro to their attention? Was
It a complaint by a patient co-
worker business associate -
another doctor .- merchant -
politician or an angry neighbor.
Because the article read as
though it was an angry person
with vengeance In mind. As ven-
Dr. San Pedro can't defend'
himself publicly because of legal
or ethical stipulations on what a
doctor can or can not say. Did.
the News Herald talk to a lawyer
who represents doctors and ask
questions. No. That cases are set-
tled. not always because of wrong
doirig, but because it's less costly,
to settle. By settling doesn't mean
News Herald did you inter-
view Dr. San Pedro's peers? Or
patients who haven't sued? Nd!
How many doctors employed
by the county or state in Bay
County have been sued? How
many doctors on the 'boards of
Bay Memorial and Gulf Coast
Hospitals have been sued? They
receive government funding. How
many doctors in -Panama :City
have signs in their offices stating
they don't carry malpractice Insu-
rance? The reason is because
they've been sued or don't want
to be. Malpractice insurance is
expensive because people sue all
the time. For that matter, there
are doctors in many counties who
are paid by the government
through medicare and medicaid
that have been sued. Some, have..
had those privileges suspended
for a time.
So, that Is' why we feel. this
has been a spiteful act prompted
by a Jealous, mean minded per-
son/or persons with the help of a
We know Dr. San Pedro as a
doctor who was willing to work
with specialists, because that
doctor was too far away for emer-
gency care. A doctor who doesn't
let his ego keep him from sending
a child to a doctor who could give
that child the special care they
needed. We know Dr. San Pedro
as a God. loving, caring man who
cares'enough to tell you the truth
as a medical., person. Who has
made himself available to his pa-
'tien'i day' and night. That money
isn't first, but the patient is.
We realize, this is an election
.year. We are very disappointed in
the lack of Integrity in our public
system and officials. Not for one
second do we believe that the
public health unit or the county
officials, suddenly become aware
of Dr. San Pedro's medical status.
It's a matter of public record and
this being such a small town, well
known to the people.
So, now the News Herald
runs Gulf County or Gulf County
Runs from the cheap words of
that newspaper. We truly hope
that the person who is in charge
at the health department and the
county officials have the back-
bone to stand up for the people
involved in this and say: We
iv t : '.
stand by our faith in the doctor
chosen for this job. That we won't
let a newspaper that's being used
for a vengeful act decide for them.
it takes more courage to stand by
for what's right. than to crumble
at this first sign of conflict or a
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Whitfleld
Doesn't Have The
Time to Seek Office
I did not realize how involved
my business dealings were until I
tried to put them aside for three
months to run for political office.
Two weeks Is simply not enough
time for mie-to plan an effective
campaign. Therefore. I will not be
qualifying for the House of
Representatives District 7 seat
being vacated by Representative
I would like to thank everyone
who believed In my efforts and
politics. I hope to be able to call
on you again sometime in the
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Briana Is One!
Briana Thomas celebrated
her first birthday with a Winnie
the Pooh party on July 6. Briana
is the daughter of Kevin and
Cindy Thomas of Port St. Joe.
She is the granddaughter of
Mike and Mollie Ludlam of White
City and Harold and Susan
Thomas of Fort Lauderdale.
Tami K. Carwile
Lance Mathew Campbell '
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Carwile of
Gainesboro, Tennessee have
announced the engagemen( and
approaching marriage of their
daughter, Tami K> Carwile, to
Lance Mathew Campbell, son of
Judy Campbell of Port St. Joe and
Clint Campbell of Devil's Lake,
North Dakota. .
The bride-elect received a
B.S. in Mass Communication and
Secondary Education at Middle
Tennessee State University and a
M.A. in Speech-Language-
Swallowing Pathology at the
University of Tennessee at
Ms. Carwile is currently
employed at National Health Care
Briana Nicole Thomas
Having A Baby?
The Gulf County Health De-
partment is offering childbirth
classes beginning August 8 at
For more information and to
register, call the department at
Center in Daytona Beachi as the
Speech Pathology Services
The groom-elect earned a B.S.
in Physical Therapy at Florida A &
M University and is presently a
candidate for the Advanced
Master's Degree in Physical'
Therapy at the Institute of
Physical Therapy in St.
Mr. Campbell is currently
'employed as Director of Physical
Therapy at National Health Care
Center in Daytona Beach.
The couple plan to be married
on Saturday, August 17, along
the shore in Mexico Beach.
Wewa State Bank,
Gets A Facelift
Wewahitchka State Bank got
a headstart on the beautification
project started by the Port St. Joe
The bank'selected a newly es-
tablished business, Maritime De-
sign Group, to completely land-
scape their lawn. Maritime
Design Group Is owned and oper-
ated by Scott Kleski and Kimberly
Lindsay Is Five!
Lindsay Keith celebrated her
fifth birthday with a skating party
In her home town of Irmo, South
Carolina. She is the daughter of
Roy and Monica Keith.
Lindsay is the granddaughter
of Don and Treva Bergeron of
Panama City and Donald and
Elizabeth Keith of Malone. She is
the great granddaughter of Bea-
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Proud grandparents are
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The Gulf County Senior Citi-
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St. Joe. The meal will consist of a
large BBQ beef sandwich, chips,
iced tea and pickles for $3.00.
They will deliver to local busi-
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 25, 1996
Fellowship Lunches For Senior Adults
The Council on Aging will
begin serving lunches to any
adult, age 60 or over, at First
Methodist Church of Mexico
,'Beach August 6, but reservations
must be called in by noon August
1, it was announced Monday of
The "fellowship lunches" will
run from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
each first and third Tuesday of
the month, according to Ida Mae
Fleming of the Council on Aging.
The purpose of the lunches is to
provide a time of fellowship
around a balanced meal, she said.
Reservations may be called in to
church site coordinators, Herb
and Norma Watkins, at 648-5959.
"We are excited to offer our
facilities for this purpose," said
John Joyner, church lay leader.
"We have been praying for oppor-
tunities to give something to the
community,". the lunches are a
joint project of the Lions Club and
Conference For Religious
the church. Persons needing a
ride will be provided with trans-
portation from the Mexico Beach
Lions Club, according to Peggy
Wood, club spokesperson.
The luncheons include a pro-
gram and a time of some kind of
recreation or entertainment,
Fleming said. "We work to provide
whatever it is the people coming
want." she said. The lunch pro-
gram is funded by federal legisla-
tion aimed at caring for older
On Working Together For Area Youth
Busy, lusy, busy-is what be included. Parents\ of young adjusted, one must have regt
planners of the '96 Youth children and religious leaders are nurturing and structure based
Conference would say if asked, welcome ... even urged to attend. long-range goals which are rea
"How are you?" Some changes There is a growing awareness tic throughout his/her devel
have been made since it was last that in order for a person to grow mental years.
neia-ior the first time, adults willuj from infancy to adulthood, well
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Parents and leaders' of the
religious community can and
should play a vital role in this
On Saturday, August 10th
beginning, at 10 a.m, a one hour,
session will be held for each
Group. "Ways the Religious
Community and Other Groups
Can Work Together for the Good
Of Youths" will be led by
Reverend Edward King, coordina-
tor of Religious Grants. duPont
Foundation. "Parents as Mentors":
will be led by Alice Sims,
Volunteer Trainer, Florida State
Only a limited number can
participate, therefore it is impor-
tant to reserve space. Do so by
calling 229-6624, 229-6290, or
229-8155 on or before Sunday,
This is another effort orga-
nized in part by Project: Mold A
Male to make a difference in the
lives of young people. Community
support has been good and it is
very much appreciated. All spon-
sors, hosts, and contributors will
be acknowledged upon conference
J. M. Whitfield, Jr.
John Milton Whitfleld, Jr.,
54. died Tuesday, July 16 at his
home. A native of Wewahitchka
and previous resident of Tallahas-
see, he lived in Monticello since
1973. He was an equipment spe-
cialist with Sprint-Centel and was
a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving
during the Vietnam Conflict and
the Cuban Crisis. He was a mem-
ber of the Glad Tidings Assembly
of God Church in Wewahitchka.
He is survived by his wife,
Mary Lou Whitfleld of Monticello;
four daughters, Alice Jordan and
Nancy Whitfield of Monticello.
April Bidwell of Wewahitchka.
and Mary Beth Smith of Thomas-
vile, Georgia; his parents. Mr.
and Mrs. John Milton Whitfield of
,Wewahitchka; one brother, Willie
Whitfield of Bonifay; one sister,
Luella King of Port St. Joe; and
Funeral services were held
Friday, July 19 at 2:00, p.m. in
Glad Tidings Assembly of God
Church in Wewahitchka. Burial
followed In Roberts Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may
"be made to the Big Bend Hospice,
1982 Capital Circle, N.E., Talla-
hassee. FL 32308, or to the Amer-
ican Cancer Society, c/o Sally K.
Lott, 1030 S. Jefferson, Monticel-
lo, FL 32344.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Beggs-Wilkins Fu-
neral Home of Monticello.
is pleased to announce-the ope ning of our new office at
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Appointments may be made by calling:
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Board Certified in Pediatrics
Thomas L. Curry, M.D.
Board Certified in Internal Medicine
Ella Churchill, ARNP, MSN
Family Nurse Practitioner
Gen. Peter Hidalgo
Torch in Georgia
Deda Gilbert, of Port St. Joe,
Joined her three sisters. Dot
Clinch of California, Sylvia Neu-
kom of Texas, and Shirley Robi-
chaush of Louisiana, in Waverly
Hall, Georgia to witness their
brother, three star General Peter
Hidalgo, carry the olympic torch.
Gen. Hidalgo ran in Harris
County. Georgia, which is located
,between Columbus and Callaway
He is married to Pat Wilder,
daughter of Myrtice Wilder of Port
A Gulf County Bus Driver
Inservice will be held on Mondav,
August 5 in Port St. Joe High
School's Media Center.
The inservice' will begin at
8:00 a.m; and dismiss at 5:00
Orientation Is Set
At Middle School
The administration and staff
of Port St. Joe Middle School
would like to extend a welcome to
parents, seventh grade students
and all new students to the annu-
al Student Orientation.
Parents and students will be
able to meet administrators,
teachers, staff, and go through
their schedule at this time. The
program will be held on Friday,
August 9, beginning at 9:00 a.m.
and lasting until .11:15 a.m.,
Local Girl Scouts
Attend Camp Session
Rushelle Lamboy and
Elizabeth Swan, Girl Scouts from
Port St. Joe, recently returned
from attending the Boots and
Saddles Session at Girl Scout
Camp For All Seasons and an
exciting week of horses, horses,
The girls learned about caring
for a horse, grooming and tacking
up and mastered the fundamen-
tals of riding. Each girl discovered
the major responsibility of having
to care for and exercise her own
The riding program and its
instructor is CHA (the Association
for Horsemanship Safety and
Education) certified. When not
with the horse, the girls took part
in the regular camp program
which included swimming, arts
and crafts, and many other fun
activities. Camp For All Seasons
is located in Leon County, south
of Tallahassee, on Lake Talquin.
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STATE HOUSING INITIATIVES PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM (SHIP)
NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY
The SHIP program was created for the purpose of providing funds to local govern-
ments as an incentive for the creation of local housing partnerships, to expand pro-
duction of and preserve affordable housing, and, to increase housing related employ-
ment. Gulf County has received $250,000.00 for Fiscal Year 1995 1996, and it is
estimated the County will receive $250,000 for Fiscal Year 1996 1997.
The procedure for receiving funds under the program is through an application
process as outlined.
Estimated amount of SHIP funds allocated for each strategy/activity are as fol-
STRATV / ACnTVTIr
Down payment Assistance
Closing Cost Assistance
Home Ownership Counseling
ITN'C nrOME SET' ASITTDn
Very Low & Low Income
Very Low, Low & Moderate Income
Very Low, Low & Moderate Incorme
Low & Moderate Income
Very Low, Low & Moderate Income
The maximum housing value limitation allowable for program participation for each
strategy is $98,523 for Existing Homes and $105,365 for New Built Homes. SHIP
FUNDS MAY NOT BE USED TO PURCHASE. REHABILITATE. OR REPAIR MOBILE
The maximum income limits according to family size are as follows:
FAMILY SIZE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Very Low Income 11,050 12,650 14,200 15,800 17,050 18,350 19,600. 20,850
Low Income 17,700 20,200- 22,750 '25,300 27,300 29,300 31,350 33,350
26,520 30,360 34,080 37,920 40,902 44,040 47,040 50,040
At a minimum, thirty' (30%) of units assisted under each strategy/activity will benefit
very low income families. At a minimum, thirty (30%) of units assisted under each
strategy/activity will benefit low income families.
APPLICANT SELECTION CRITERIA:
Housing Rehabilitation shall be by a lottery system.
Land Acquisition, Down Payment Assistance and Closing Cost Assistance shall be first
qualified/first served for those qualified for a residential loan from a participating lend-
ELIGIBLE SPONSOR SELECTION CRITERIA:
Eligible Sponsor participation will be based on a criteria that will include:
(a) an eligible sponsor locally based having expertise in providing Affordable Housing.
(b) amount of non-SHIP funds and/or the value of in-kind services committed as SHIP
(c) production goals in relation to the Housing Assistance Plan.
(d) percentage of units targeted to very low income persons.
(e) compliance with Rule 91-37.005, Local Housing Assistance Plan as applicable.
APPLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE AND ACCEPTED BEGINNING AUGUST 26,
1996 FOR THE ACTIVITIES/STRATEGIES LISTED ABOVE. THE APPLICATION PERI-
OD WILL COMMENCE AUGUST 26, 1996 THROUGH OCTOBER 9, 1996. APPLICA-
TIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM 10:00 A.M. TO 3:00 P.M. EACH WORK DAY. A
LOTTERY FOR REHABILITATION FUNDS WILL BE ADVERTISED AND CONDUCTED
SHORTLY AFTER THE END OF THE APPLICATION PERIOD.
APPLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE: County Courthouse Rm: 147 & 204; and in
Wewahitchka (Old Courthouse) County Extension Office.
The local SHIP contact person is Bo Williams, (904) 229-6125 Tue thru Fri; Mon
(904) 639-3019. 5tc, July 25 and August 1, 8. 15, and 22. 1996.
Bicycles sold in cartons. Assembly available in most stores Ask for details.
7 A Home Owned & Operated by Mike & Sherrie tLynch
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Phone 227-1105 _
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THE STAR PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. JULY 25, 1996
Jimmy Mullins, left, and Higdon Swatts
Mullins Retires rom SJT
James H. "J immy" Mullins was honored recently with a luncheon to
commemorate his retirement from St. Joseph Telecommunications. H.
Higdon Swatts, Operations Manager. presented him with a certificate of
appreciation for over 26 years of loyal service to the company. Swatts also
presented the retiree with his first retirement check.
Mullins was employed In May of 1970, as an installer-repairman. In
1971, he was promoted to the position of central office serviceman, and
served In this capacity until his retirement. He has worked in Port St. Joe,
Wewahitchka. Chattahoochee. Altha. and at the time of his retirement was
working the Blountstown Central Office.
Attending the luncheon was a host of friends and fellow workers, all
wishing him well. He will be missed.
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percent interest rates with terms
of up to 30 years will be available.
Loan application and pro-
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by calling. 1-800-359-2227, Wells
Dr. San Pedro Addresses Board
Dr. Jorge San Pedro officially
notified the board of his termina-
tion by state health officials as;
physician for the Gulf County;'
Health Dept. He also offered the
board his services as medical doc-
toi for the Gulf County Jail.
The board decided to hire San
Pedro as physician for the jail,
and following the recommenda-;
tion of Acting Chairman Nathan
Peters, Jr., decided to write a let-
ter of support for San Pedro to
health department officials.
Commissioner Michael Ham-
mond also suggested the board
take a close look at the way the
health department is managed,
noting that county tax collars pay
for a large portion of the services.
"He (San Pedro) has, done so
much for our community. He's
well respected and liked and I
think the way he was terminated
is horrible," Hammond told the
In Other Business
*Adopted abandonment of
property procedures as submitted
by Chief Administrator Don
Butler. The policy establishes a
fee of $150.00 for abandonment
M. M money Continued From Page 1
procedures and outlines all the
required steps to request and
receive abandoned property (such
as alleyways) from the county.
*Board attorney Tim McFar-
land notified the board that he
had answered a lawsuit, filed by
Aaron Tyree, for approximately
$5,000 in damages, claiming
breach of contract. He said the
suit was currently in the discov-
ery phase and he would keep the
board abreast of future develop-
*Butler also informed the
board that a one acre land swap
deal had been worked out with St.
Joe Land &" Development Co. to
provide a location for improve-
ments to be made to the St. Joe
Beach water system at a cost of
*Decided to apply for a
$4,600 law enforcement grant to
beef up patrol of churches in the
county. The Church Arson
Protection Grant is being offered
by the federal government follow-
ing a rash of church fires across
*Awarded Billy Carr Chevrolet
the bid to furnish a truck to the
county at a cost of $ 15.621. Billy
Carr Chevrolet was not the low
bidder, but was awarded the con-
tract according to county policy!
allowing a 7% preference for local
*Following the recommenda-
tion of Commissioner Warren
Yeager, the board agreed to pro-
Shown from left: Ann Suber, Carolyn Husband, and Pat Stripling..
ceed with engineering and design
work for the Tucker Tract Park.
the park is being funded by a
$100,000 grant from the state,
and will be constructed on the
gulfside of St. Joseph's Peninsula.
*Set July 29, 30 and 31 at
4:00 p.m. as budget hearing dates
for the county's upcoming budget
year and instructed the clerk to
notify all constitutional officers of
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Go for the Gold
With the opening of the Olympics in Atlanta, the world's atten-
tion will be focused on young people who have set their sights
on being the best. What better time to teach our children the
importance of "going for the gold." Helping young people to set
goals and to expect the best of themselves is one of the most
important lessons we can teach our children.'
One fun way of doing this is to establish an all school challenge.
Each student sets a personal goal for something he or she would
like to accomplish. A school wide pep rally is held to encourage
students to meet their goals. Parents and teachers reinforce the
importance of hard work, endurance and high expectations. All
successes are recognized and celebrated.
Our community is full of winners such as Erika McNair who ia
already setting goals for herself and doing her best at whatever
she tries. It is up to every adult who works with children to rec- ;
ognize the unique potential of that child and to encourage and
nurture this potential. Encouraging our children to have, high
expectations and to not settle for anything less than their best
, will prepare themn.for a future with many rewards.
Pd. Pol. dv. Paid for by RepulhcaL. rac" ogn. Camp. Treasurer
The Lake Alice Park play-
ground fund is growing thanks to
the contributions of civic organi-
zations, Individuals and business-
es in Wewahitchka. Shown above
are Ann Suber, Member Services
Representative, and Ann
Stripling, Executive Secretary, as
they make a donation of $500.00
from Gulf Coast Electric coopera-,
tive to the fund.
Carolyn Husband, president
of the Wewahitchka Chamber of
Commerce said the fund will be
used to. develop a playground
theme on the shores of Lake Alice
which will be similar to that of
Under the Oaks in Panama City.
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A GULF COUNTY ENTERPRISE ZONE AGENCY MEETING WILL
BE HELD AT 12:00 NOON,.E.D.T., AT THE PORT ST. JOE FIRE
STATION ON JULY 25, 1996. THE PURPOSE OF THE HEARING
IS TO IDENTIFY THE PROPOSED NOMINATED AREAS FOR
.' ,. .. .^ -.,... ; DESIGNATION AS A
.,: :: : .^: STATE ENTERPRISE
: .-" "" """ ZONE, AND TO
.- .- i.HA ; } ; REVIEW THE
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:: IN ACCORDANCE WITH
.S ":.. STATUTE 290.0057.
THE AREAS IN
THE MAP ABOVE.
Pdea /a Ie . adi Stect
He knows all the schools of Gulf County. He has more edu-
cation, more experience and has served in more different
S types of leadership roles than any other candidate. He is a
well known and respected by educators all over the
area and takes pride in Gulf County's schools.
, 1 0 Pd. Pol. Adv., Pd. for by Davad BdAele, Treasurer Democrat
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WHS Physicals Date Changed
How can the summer pass so
fast? And what happened. to all
the vacation time I, swore we were
going to use this summer? I guess
the trip out West will have to
'wait-again. The change to block
scheduling has kept us busy try-
ing to get as much ready as possi-
ble. I'm sure there will be some
late .adjustments that will have to
be made "on the run".
Teachers will have a work-
shop July 31, August 1, and 2 to
start getting ready. for the new
year. Then,. they report August
7th for pre-school. Students are
due to start Monday, August 12.
officially opening the '96-'97 year.
NOTE: Important Change!
Sports physical (the FREEP
ones) have been changed to
Tuesday, Julf 30th at the Gulf.
County Public Health Department
(across from the old courthouse)
from 8:30 a.m; to 4:00 p.m. I sug-
gest that you go early, to beat the
crowd. Remember, the Medical
Clinic will no longer be doing free
physical, and all students plan-
ning to play any sport (and cheer-,
ing, etc.) must have a physical.
completed before starting prac-'
tice. 'Get them while they are;
FREE ... '
At the recent leadership con-
ference in Panama City. six retir-
ing superintendents were hon-
ored. Supt. Walter Wilder was rec-;
ognized as the "Dean" of the
;Panhandle educators being hon-,
ored. Gulf County needs to know
how fortunate we have been to
have benefited from the leader-
ship of a man held in such high
esteem by his colleagues. his con-
tributions to our school system
will -'be felt for many years to:
Classes will start a little earli-
er this year. with the first bell
raging at 7:50 a.m. (fifteen min-
utes earlier than last year). This
shouldn't be much of a problem
for most, and it will help reduce
the amount of time the students
spend in the Commons in the
a.m. The only other option was to
continue to extend the time in the
afternoon, beyond what It will
already be extended. That would
reduce the amount of time avail-
able for after-school activities.
Please remember about
school clothes!!! if you're not sure
about something, call the school.
Don't waste money on something
we've taken the
hassle out of pre-
qualifying for a
new or used car
they 'are not allowed to wear toTwo more houses have been
BY: ROY LEE CARTER
6uf County Agent
During late summer, caterpil-
lars cause problems for gardeners
all over our state. As you know,
caterpillars aie the larval stage of
butterflies and, moths. While
many of the winged adults are
attractive, the damage caused by
the larvae certainly is not.
Because caterpillars are ravenous
feeders, they can cause consider-
able damage in a short Uime. So,
early detection and prompt
counter measures are very impor-
Sod webworms and fall army-
worms seriously damage lawns.
And, it's not unusual for both to
attack at the same time.
Webworms are the smaller of the
two species, reaching a length of
only about three-quarters of an
inch, compared to one-and-a-half
inches for armyworms. In general,
both are greenish in the young
stage and turn brown as they
mature. Their feeding is similar,
resulting in notched or ragged leaf
edges. However, webworms tend
to feed in patches, while army-
worms cause more scattered
If you've ever suddenly felt a
sharp. stinging sensation while
pruning a.-plant, you'anay- have-
come in contact with an 10 (EYE-
oh) moth caterpillar. This caterpil-
lar is pale green, with two
stripes-one white and one
maroon-down both sides of its
body. It has many clumps of stiff
poisonous hairs. Touching these
is painful to most people. In some
cases, the reaction is bad enough
to require hospitalization. The 10
moth caterpillar, which is only
one of several stinging varieties, is
found on such plants as hibiscus,
poinsettias, palms, and many
Caterpillars can be controlled
mechanically or with chemical
sprays. If the caterpillars are
large. and few in number, they
can be removed from plants by
hand. Or, if egg masses are recog-
nized, these can be destroyed
before they hatch. Chemical con-
trol materials Include sevin,
malathion, and bacillus
Sevin Is a stomach poison
that's good to use on small cater-
pillars that are hard to find.
However, sevin Isn't a very good
contact poison. So. It can't be
used against caterpillars that are
already quite large.
Put your car
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percent on a large portion of your car
insurance. To see how much money you
can save, stop by soon.
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When applying pesticides.
you should always use caution
and common sense. Avoid contact
with the concentrate, and stay
out of the spray drift. Read the
product label carefully, and follow
all directions exactly.
demolished by City of Port St. Joe
crews under the community polic-
ing grant aimed at cleaning up
several of the abandoned houses
in North Port St. Joe believed to
be hangouts for drug use and
other illegal activity.
The Port St. Joe Police
Department applied for and
received the grant for this pur-
pose, and has financed the
destruction of 25 of the problem
houses to date. A house at 190
Avenue E and one at 167 Avenue
A were the most recent victims of
the city's wrecking ball.
Two more houses are on the
immediate list for demolition
along with several lots and dilapi-
dated structures to be cleaned up
around the community, according
to Port St. Joe Police Lieutenant
__ COUNTY COMMISSIONER
Pd .Pol Adv. Pd for by Michael L Hammona DemocratT
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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. JULY 25. 1996 PAGE 7A
The City of Wewahitchlia
Recreation Advisory Board will
hold their regular meeting on July
25th at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.
.On the agenda, is the FDRAP
"application for "the T. L. James,:
Park. The public is invited to,
Charter Study Meets
Bal1's Victim The Wewahitchka Charter
Study will meet on August 8th at
u Byo 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. The public
r dy ais invited to s ttend.
I, David L. Byrd, Gulf County
School Board Member, District' t,
4, appreciate your confidence. As
your board member, it is my
goal to continue to make sure
that ALL children in Gulf
County receive the best educa-
tion. I am always available,
ready and willing to serve.
Pd Pol Adv, Pd for by David L Byrd, Democrat
PAGE SA THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 25, 1996
Kensinger Mobile Homes
men's softball team of Gulf and
Franklin counties recently won
the ASA Class D Florida State
Championship. The team (46-15
overall) was 5-1 in the state tour-
nament held at Lakeland. Ken-
singer advances to the National
Finals September 27-29 in Mont-!
gomery, Alabama. A field of 182
teams will compete for the Na-
Kensinger has also finished
first in six tournaments during
the season. They have also fin-
ished second, third and fourth
places in other tournaments.
Leading hitters for the year
are Chris Butts (.640), Michael
Newell (.620), and R. D. Davis
(.612). Bobby Varnes led the team
with 31 home runs, while Jeff Hi-
note blasted 24. Defense played
an Important role in winning the
,state crown. Defensive leaders
were J. J. Ray, Bill Ramsey, and
PSJ's DixieYouth Major
All Stars Finish Third
Posey Locks Team's Second Game With Grand Slam
Kneeling, from left: Eric
Ramsey, Bobby Varnes, R. D.
Davis, Lee Varnes, Michael Newell,
and Bill Ramsey. Standing, Bill
'Dodson, J. J. Ray, Tracy Browning,
Chris Butts, Mickey. Gainnie and
Jeff Hinote. Not pictured are T. J.
Lewis and David Barber. Bat boys
are Matthew Dodson and Micah
Athletic Physicals Set
Dates for free physical for
athletes participating in athletics
at Port St. Joe Middle School and
Port St Joe High School in the
upcoming school year have been
established, according to Athletic
Director Chuck Gannon.
The first date for physical
will be next Thursday, August 1,
from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p,m. at the
Gulf County Health Department
Athletes who will be participating-
in football, volleyball, cross coun-
try and cheerleading are urged to
take advantage of this date.
The following Tuesday,
August 6, the health department
will be open from four to seven
p.m. to allow athletes who will
participate in other sports'to get a
physical. A physical examination
is mandatory for anyone to play a
sport, and if a student does not
take advantage of these free
dates, a physical must be
obtained at the student's expense,
prior to athletic participation.'
Parental permission forms to
receive the physical. must be
signed prior to receiving the
examination. They may be picked
up in the high school athletic
office, or at the Gulf County
Health Department Anyone with
any questions may contact Coach
Gannon at 227-1387.
Port St. Joe Dixie Youth's
Major' All Stars returned to Bayou
George 'last Wednesday night to
face the home team (2-0) in the
third night of action in the
District Four championship tour-
Port St. Joe t--Bayou George 1
St Joe (1-0) opened the game
with Woodrow Cherry on the
mound leading the defense.
Cherry was relieved during the
sixth by Isaiah Jenkins, but not
before he struck out nine batters.
He allowed only three hits, one a
homer, and gave up four walks.
Port St Joe's offense explod-
ed In the third inning, scoring all
five runs from four hits. Joshua
Posey stepped into the box, with
the bases just loaded, a result of
two walks and a single by Isaiah
'Jenkins and drove a grand slam
home run out of the park. In two
other trips to the plate Wednesday
night, Posey drove through sin-
Other hitters in the game
were James Daniels with a dou-
ble, and ;Dustin Powell and
Samuel Bell. each a single.
Callaway 10--Port St. Joe 0
St. Joe (2-0) dropped a 10-0
loss on Thursday night to a tough
Callaway team. The St. Joe
offense could not pull enough hits
together to put a runner across
the plate, while the defense strug-
gled, committing five costly
Sharing duties on the mound
for the team were Adam Hamm,
Joshua Posey and Isaish Jenkins.
Together they struck out five,
walked three, -and unable' to
silence the strong Callaway bats,
allowed eight hits, two of which
Picking up singles for St Joe
were Hamm and Posey, each with
two, and Chris Varnadoe and
James Daniels, one each. Five at-
bats resulted in strike-outs and
three batters were given a base on
balls. o 4
Bayou George 5-Port St. Joe 4
St Joe's All Stars (2-1) made
one final drive Fiday in hopes of
earning a berth in Saturday's
championship game, but came up
short in extra innings against a
determined Bayou George team.
Pitcher Adam Harhm led off
for St Joe, holding the opponents
to one run from three hits. He
gave up no, walks and struck out
five batters during the first four
innings of play.
I The teams started the fourth
inning in a 1-1 tie, when,St. Joe
appeared to break through. With
two runners on, Chad Haddock
slapped a double up the middle to
rack up two more runs, bringing
the score to 3-1. The only other
hit of the game was a Dustin
Powell bunt single, also in the
Woodrow Cherry came in at
the bottom of the fifth to relieve
Hamm, who was suffering from
an injury to his hand in an earlier
inning. Cherry attempted to hold
off the home team's rally, but gave
up a two-run homer in the bottom
of the sixth that tied the game..
Isaiah Jenkins was then
brought to the mound for St Joe.
He managed to close the sixth
with no further score.'
In the stop of the seventh,
Bayou George's pitcher, Jackie
Parks, gave up his fourth base on
balls and hit the fifth batter of the
night, before chalking up his thir-
teenth strike-out in the game for
the third out. St. Joe's batters
were only able to draw one run
from the inning.
Jenkins returned to the
mound in the bottom of the sev-
enth and ,gave up one hit while
the St. Joe defense committed
three fatal errors (bringing the
total to six) that gave Bayou
George the tying and game-win-
In the championship game
Saturday, "Callaway dominated
Bayou George as they defeated
them in an abbreviated game.
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This group of men recently had a good day fishing aboard the
"Never Enough". They are Dan Donald, Jr. (holding dolphin), Tommy
Robinson (with snapper), Bill Ranne, Phil Christie, Andy Bell, and
Dan Donald, Sr.
Weekly Fishing Report
Fishing the St. Joe, Mexico
Beach area the week of July 14-
21st was great. A little bit of wind
hampered fishing for three to four
days. However the fish were biting
good offshore and inshore.
St. Joe Bay is full of Spanish
mackerel and bluefish that will
hit almost any spoon or jig thrown
out In' the ship channel or on the
car body reef, the king were doing
their typical July pattern. Drift
fishing, or as we call it, "flat lin-
ing" produce the largest and most
kings in the early morning and
Bottom fishing for snapper
and grouper was real good' using
cut bait offshore, but only a few
grouper were caught on the
There will be a community
gospel sing on Saturday, July 27,
at 7:00 p.m., E.D.T., at the High-
land View Church of God.
Everyone is welcome to come
,and worship in song and praise.
Course Is Offered
According to the Florida
Marine Patrol, effective October 1
of this year, persons 16 years old
and younger may not operate a
vessel powered by a motor of 10
Horsepower or greater unless
such' person has successfully
completed a department-
approved boater education course
or its equivalent
After October 1, there will be
-a charge for this course. However,
the Florida Marine Patrol will be
offering this course, to anyone
who is interested, free of charge
on August 10th and 24th from
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the
Gibson Lecture Hall at Gulf Coast
Please call 233-5150 if you
, plan to attend the course.
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young people, but the
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Gum disease no
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gums actually detach f
tooth and the tooth I
loose and falls out.
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306 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe Phone 229-8933
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904 653 9669
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July 8, 1996
To reclaim animals contact the Port St. Joe
Police Department from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday.
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PANAMA CITY, FL 32405
Core Witnesses Challenger Shuttle Lift-Off
From Vantage Point of VIP Observers and Dignitaries; Participates in Pre-Launch Ceremonies
Rotarian George Core had the with NASA for several years and "I 'received my invitation asking my wife If she was an as
opportunity to attend the launch was instrumental In developing about two weeks before the astro- tronaut. She replied that sh
of the Challenger space shuttle the Moon Rover which was the nauts were to blast off." Core wasn't and the little girl puffed u
recently, as a guest of the launch vehicle taken to the moon on one said. her chest and replied, 'Well, m,
team, and told the club of some of the visits astronauts took there daddy is!" In a voice filled wit
of his experiences last Thursday several years ago. Core said he Core said there is quite a cer- pride."
noon. had about a two year wait for the emony involved in one of the trips ... ..
Core and his wife, Alice, re-
ceived an invitation from one of
their friends who has worked
The Wewahitchka Chamber
of Commerce has taken the lead-
ership In raising funds to con-
struct a unique, safe and fun
playground at Lake Alice Park.
The playground will provide a
wonderful atmosphere for parents
and children to enjoy. The Wewa
Chamber is .proud to acknowl-
edge those who contributed and
supported this community effort.
Contributions of $500 and
above: Commissioner Jesse Arm-
strong (discretionary funds), Tool
Box Giveaway, Sheriff Frank
Raises Money For
Thanks to local golfers. Hel-
lig-Meyers Furniture Is closer to
its $1 million goal to fight cystic
When the nation's largest
home furnishings retailer asked
the members of its 700+ store
roster to help fight the country's
most common fatal genetic dis-
ease, local store manager Nell
Neel responded to the call.
The store hosted a golf tour-
nament "Fore Love of Children" at
SL Joseph's Bay Country Club on
May 25. The golfers in the area
and local merchants, who donat-
ed "goody bag" Items, responded
in an overwhelming way to this
worthy cause. The tournament
raised $780 for cystic fibrosis.
For the past 10 years, Heilig-
Meyers has sponsored a corpo-
rate golf tournament, raising over
$1.7 million. Last year alone, the
event ralsed $700';OO.' 0U -
Troy Peery. Heillg Meyers
president, thanks all the particl-
pants and merchants who helped
the local store surpass their goal
for this worthy cause. Nell Neel
thanks Jerry Swain and staff for
all their help.
opportunity to see one of the
launches from a. close VIP posi-
McKeithen (discretionary funds),
and Gulf Coast Electric.
Contributions of $100 to
$499: Duhkiri. Booth, Optimist
Club, Dan Daniels, Frahk and
Diane McKelthen, and jHarden
Service Company. '.''
Contributions to $99: The
Pizza Kitchen, 'lyre's Enterprises,
Tyre's Restaurant, Tony and Bet-
ty Justice, and VFW Post #8285.
A Lake Alice Park fund has
been established. Over $8,000
has been raised; so far. Their goal
is $40,000. If you would like to
donate to the Playground Fund,
please stop by any Wewa Bank or
mail your contribution to: Park
Fund, P.O. Box 100, Wewahltch-
ka, FL 32465.
prior to the space ship lifting off.
'We attended official dinners, re-
ceptions and finally, the briefing
of the astronauts and their sup-
port team prior to lift-off, and
even had an opportunity to meet
and talk with several of the astro-
nauts at one of the receptions,"
Core described a tour he was
given of the naval recovery and
support vessels, stationed at Ca-
naveral. "Most of the crew on the
ships were civil service types,
rather than navy personnel," he
Core described the actual lift-
off and the drama involved in the
activity, but said his words
couldn't adequately describe the
feelings of even those who had,
witnessed several of the space,
"One of the most interesting
things I observed was the prepar-,
ation of a fenced in family com-
pound from which the astronaut
families watches the launch of
their husbands, fathers and chil-
dren, going off into space," the
speaker said. "One little girl
raised the fence and came out,
He said all the talk and chat-
ter came to an abrupt hush when
the launch officer said, "10 and
counting!" When the announce-
ment, "Lift off' came, smoke Jet-.
ted out of the bottom of the mis-
sile for hundreds of feet in all
directions. iThen the missile rose
out ,of all this smoke and fire,
heading off on- its mission. "It
made the hair stand up on the
back of my neck!" Core said.
Guests,of the club Thursday
were: Davis Sons and Milton
Schaefer of Winchester, Tennes-
see and Gary Louis of New Hope,
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 25, 1996 PAGE 1B
., Robert L*
PD. POL. ADV. ACCT FOR ROBERT L. REDMON: INDEPENDENT 3tp 7/25
Vote For and Elect
Roger C. Jones
County Commissioner, District 1
Honest, dependable, Dedicated "
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Catherine (Ramsqy) BarfieldO
Superintendent of Schools
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PAGE 2B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 25, 1996
S.Arizona Employees Recycling Aluminum Cans
Port St. Joe Plant Saves "Empties" for Gulf County Senior Citizens ,i.w. t-,
Recycling aluminum cams
used by employees of Arizona
Chemical's Port St. Joe plant isn't
just environmentally friendly, it
helps the Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association as well.
The cans are collected in alu-
The John C. Gainous VEW
Post #10069 and Ladies Auxiliary
would like to thank everyone for
their help in collecting "Pull
Tabs." Shown In the photo above
is Sr. Vice Commander Richard
Seedfeldt giving the latest collec-
tion of tabs to Sharon Call of
Sharonmw Cafe, located in Mexico
Sharon then, sends them' to
Jack Patrick in Kentucky. Once a
year, Jack takes all the tabs he
has collected to a scrap metal
dealer. This year Jack had 3,400
pounds of tabs that were worth
$1,000.00; enough to send three
children to camp for a week.
Jack's wife, Gayle, is a volun-
teer counselor at the Indian Sum-
mer Camp. Most of the children
that attend the camp are patients
of the "Cancer Research Program"
at the University of Kentucky.
More than 50 children between
the ages of 7 and 18 enjoy Indian
Summer Camp each year.
The Presbyterian Church pro-
vides the use of its camp facilities
in Estill County. The camp staff
Is made up of volunteer physi-
cians and several nurses and
You can bring your collected
tabs by the VFW Post Home in
Highland View or call 229-6826
or 648-5303 to have them picked
upl Thanks again.
The time Is drawing near.
WalkAmerica is coming. On Sat-
urday, September 28 the Sixth
Annual WalkAmerica for March of
Dimes will be on the road again.
WalkAmerica is the largest
walking event in the country and
the most successful fundraiser
for the March of Dimes. The mon-
ey raised from WalkAmerica sup-
ports the March of Dimes Cam-
paign for Healthier Babies, a
nationwide effort to prevent birth
Defects, low birth weight and in-
fant mortality. The campaign sup-
ports local health services, medi-
cal research and public and
professional education int North-
Apalachicola Northern Rail-
road Company, First Union Na-
tional Bank, St. Joe Land and De-
velopment Company, St. Joseph
Telecommunications and 360
Communications are returning
again this year as sponsors;
Lunch and refreshments will
be provided at the walk. Walkers
can earn some really wonderful
incentives depending on the
amounts they raise. Last year,
participation was great and over
$5,000.00 was raised. This year
promises to be even better.
For further information,
please contact Johanna White,
First Union Bank at 229-8282 or
Susan Estes, March of Dimes at
minum-only receptacles located
next to the plant's soft drink,
machines an4 then delivered to
the senior's association. Funds
raised from selling the cans to a,
recycling center will go toward the
construction of the association's:
San Bias Property Owners
Present Check To SGCFD
In the photo above, members
of the Cape San Bias Property
Owners Association present a
.check for $500 to the South Gulf
County Fire Department to help
defray the expense of installing
fire hydrants to the cape- water
Ron Morrow (left), president
of the association, is shown pre-
senting the check to Joe
Capuano, as Carolyn Hooper and
Rod Dodsworth look on.
In all, 15 fire hydrants have
been Jointly purchased by the
Gulf County Commission and the
South Gulf County Fire
Department for installation. They
will help with water availability
problems for future fires on the
cape, as well as reduce fire insur-
ance rates for property owners.
The Gulf County 'Senior Citi-
zenis Assoc.. is asking for dona-
tions for elderly clients who have
no means to purchase the items
for themselves. Anyone having
any medical equipment that they
are not using such as walkers,
shower chairs. etc. are asked to
contact the Senior Citizens at
Other items needed are En-
sure, a set of dresser drawers.
and a refrigerator. Used items are
fine as long as they are in good
condition. Thank you in advance
for any assistance.
Port St. Joe
According to Jim Newton,
environmental specialist for the
Port St. Joe plant, the facility
donates the aluminum cans to
the Senior Citizens Association as
part of its responsibility to the
community and and environment.
"Arizona Chemical exists with the
approval of the community, and
we must participate actively in it,"
Newton said. "Recycling is not
just a part of our mission as an
environmental steward, but part
of our effort to support fellow
. community members as well."
Arizona Chemical is a mem-
ber of the Chemical Manufactur-
ers Association and participates
in the CMA's Responsible Care
program. Through this program,
member companies commit to
continually improve environment,
health and safety efforts, 'and to
engage in public dialogue regard-
ing performance. Additionally,
Arizona Chemical has established
a Community Advisory Council in
each of its six domestic manufac-
turing locations, including the
Port St. Joe plant, which employs
- about 95 people.
FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER,
Pd. Pol. Ad;,. Pd.for by the Camp. Acct. of Ed Creame, Deorat
M 39 Years
^g. eic ng. u
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is shown standing by Gulf
marked patrol car in 1958.
A SHERIFF FOR THE PEOPLE
Resident 41 Years 39 Years Experience
Pd Pol.Adv..Pd for by Camp AccL of Wayne While Democrat
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Nazarene Dedicating Family Center Sunday
The First Church of the be the guest speaker in the mom- The church is located at 2420 further information please call
Nazarene extends a cordial invita- ing worship service. Long Avenue in Port St. Joe. For 229-6886.
tion for you to attend the dedica-
tion of their new Family Life
Center, this Sunday, July 28th.
To celebrate this special occa-
sion, a full day of events has been
planned. Sunday school will begin
at 10:00 a.m. and morning wor-
ship at 11:00 a.m. Dr. D. Moody
Gunter, District Superintendent
of the North Florida District, will
The First Pentecostal Holi-
ness Church, located at 2001
Garrison Avenue, willbe hosting a
Children's Crusade with Debbie
'Domer axnd puppets beginning
,Monday evening, July 29th and
lasting through Friday evening.
.August 2nd. Services will begin at
7:00 p.m. each evening.
Debbie, originally from
Springfield, Ohio, started singing
in church at age nine and now is
in full time ministry. She and her
family average around 400 ser-
vices a year.
Debbie has appeared on
Trinity Broadcasting in Miami
and on numerous other television
programs and telethons across
-.the nation. She uses her puppet
')ministry to present the gospel at
family revivals, vacation Bible
schools, youth camps,, youth ral-
lies, seniors meetings and often
works with children in inner city
areas and drug and alcohol
rehabs and prisons.
Everyone, children and
adultst, is invited to attend and
enjoy these services.
New Life Center
It's that time again! The New
Life Christian Center Youth Jam
is to be held August 4th at 6:00
Jp.m. In the Union Hall on Sixth
Street in Port St Joe.
Organizers of the event are
inviting all area youth to attend
and participate. A'Iove-offering of
$50.00 for the best jammer and
$25.00 for the second best will be
given. They're looking forward to
_seeing you there
Say You Saw ItIn
Immediately following' the
morning worship service, a carry-
in dinner will be served in the new
facility. The dedication ceremony
will begin at 2:00 p.m. and will be
followed at 2:30 p.m. by an old-
fashioned gospel singing. The reg-
ularly scheduled Sunday evening
service has been cancelled;
I want to thank our friends
and family for the moral support
and vote of confidence they gave
to my husband. Dr. Jorge San Pe-
I came 0o this country seek-
ing freedboi'but now I am con-
fused about freedom of the press.
Somebody can have the right to
destroy you-and the worse part,
there are people who believe what
they said. My husband lost his
job at the Health Department.
If it is possible because the
right of press and freedom, I don't
know what ,to think anymore
about what is the meaning of
The family of John M.
Whitfield of Monticello wish to
express our gratitude for all the
food, flowers, ,calls, visits and
prayers during the illness and
death of our loved one. God bless
The Family of John M. Whifleld
Thank you to Marquis Home
Health Care for the help you gave
us this past year with our brother
Rese Davis after he suffered his
stroke. Especially Troy Huckabee.
you were wonderful. Thank you
all from the bottom of our hearts.
M. C. and Audrey Davis
The Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens Association, extends their
thanks to all the wonderful peo-
ple that purchased fans for the
elderly of this county.
There is still a big need for
'fans. Please call 229-8466 for fur-
Thank you ..
Dr. Oksanen and your staff
for all you did for our brother
Rese Davis this past year. You
were great. ,
M. C. and Audrey Davis
Discover God's love!
1601 Lo'ig Avenue Port SL Joe 229-8691
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.'
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. & 5:45 p.m. (for all age
Wednesday Children's choirs 6 p.m.; Children & youth mis
7 p.m.; Prayer 6& devotion 7 p.m.; Adult Praise Choir 8 p.m.
Curtis Clark, pastor
Mark Jones, minister of music & youth
823 N. 15th Street
Sunday Bible Study (all ages) .................9:00 CST
Morning Worship ................. 10:00 CST
Evening Worship ...................... ...............6:30 CST
SWednesday Bible Study (all ages)........6:30 CST
, is a hurchG
that extends beyond our walls
TO effectively communicate God's message to everyone.
To exalt God through contemporary Biblical worship.
To equip the saints for the work of ministry.
To extend God's love to everyone in our community
and throughout the world.
Come visit We'd love to have you!
Dr. Bill Cook Interim Pastor
S :Phone (904) 227-1180
Presently meeting in the First Union Bank Building
Monument Avenue, Port St. Joe
Sunday Worship 10:00am and 6:00pm
Call for times and details of other opportunities
Oliver F. Taylor
Visitation Minister, First
United Methodist Churcl
In Romans 13:8' we
find, "Owe no one any-
thing, except to love one
another: for he who loves
his neighbor has fulfilled
the law." In Biblical times
There was an emphasis to
not owing anything.
Today most of us are in debt of a mortgage,
a car, and etc. Credit cards and ATM machines
are a way of life. Life is, a continuing process
and credit is a part of the American way of life.
By paying our debts we accumulate things
which give quality to life.
Christians should bD. honest people who
pay their just debts. By doing this we are "out
of debt," but we continue in debt to the love of
Christ. In verse 9 it says, "You shall love your
neighbor as yourself."
Heartfelt Thanks Express Thanks
The' family of Edward (Ed)
Bandjough wish to express our
sincere gratitude for *the many
phone calls, food, cards, flowers,
and donations in Ed's memory,
and most of all your prayers and
spiritual support during our time
We extend a special thanks to
Monsignor Crowe of St Dominic's
Catholic Church (Panama City),-
and to Rev. John Kramer of the
First United Methodist Church.
Nell and Bernadette (Bunny)
Bandjough and families
I, would like to express my
heartfelt gratitude to my church
family and to our whole commu-
nity for the outpouring of love
and prayers in my name. I am
very appreciative of all your con-
cerns. They have sustained me
through a most difficult time.
, I ask that you continue to
pray for my full recovery, My dial-
ysis schedule allows me to be free
for visiting on Monday, Wednes-
day, and Friday afternoons. Be
good to see you.
A Friend, Elwyn Blount-
This column Is provided as a service of the Gulf County Guidance Clinic, Inc., a professional counsel-
Ing and mental health center. It is not Intended to replace psychological counseling or treatment ser-
Dear Counselor, .... .. .,
My teenage daughter worries
me sometimes. She tends to have,
tantrums when she doesn't get'
her way and sometimes she
threatens to kill herself. One time,
she got angry because I would not
let her go out with a particular
boy and took four or five Tylenol
in my presence. At first, she said
she was trying to kill herself.
When I told her I was taking her to
a psychiatrist she admitted that
she was trying to scare me in to,
letting her go out.
I have always been taught to
ignore my children's tantrums
and attempts to get attention but
I am afraid to ignore this kind of
behavior. What do I do?
You are absolutely right. You
should not Ignore suicidal threats
or gestures, even if they are
attempts to get attention or other-
wise manipulate you. This does
not mean you have to give in to
her demands, but understand
that if you don't she may "up the
ante" and try something more
desperate, You must take precau-
tions for such a possibility, espe-
cially in light of your daughter's
First and most critical, the
Gulf County Guidance Clinic has
a counselor on call 24 hours, per
day for Just such situations. If
your daughter threatens suicide
we can evaluate her, against her
will if necessary, and make rec-
ommendations on how to manage
the crisis. You can call the crisis
line at 227-1145 if there is no
immediate 'danger.., However,
please don't hesitate to call 911 if
danger of harming, herself Is
Imminent. The sheriffs depart-
ment, local police, or emergency
medical services can prevent and
manage a suicide attempt on this,
level and will consult us them-
selves when the immediate danger
We have many options avail-
able to us once she is evaluated
by emergency services, from crisis
counseling on the phone or face-
to-face to hospitalization if war-
ranted. In almost all cases we rec-
ommend out-patient Individual
and family therapy once the crisis
I would strongly advise out--
patient counseling for you and
your daughter to assess and treat
the dangerous ways your daugh-
ter is choosing to handle her
stress. We can help you both
devise more constructive ways to
deal with the problems that are
behind the suicidal behavior and
prevent future suicidal thoughts,
threats,' and behaviors.
Please call us at 227-1145 to
set up an appointment. We are
always willing and available to
Ed Dennis, MS Counselor
Note: Please address your ques-
tions and comments to:
Dear Counselor, 311 Williams
Ave., Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Names and addresses are option-
al and will remain confidential.
Letterss may be edited for length.
Urgent inquiries and requests
for professional counseling
should be directed by phone to
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Sunday, July 28, 1996 7:00 p.m. (EDT)
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"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"
First Baptist Chturc6
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Worship Service .., 8:30 am
Sunday School 9:45 am
Worship Service 11:00 am
Disciple Training 6:00 pm
Evening Worship 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ...7:00 pm
: Buddy Caswell
Minister of Music & Youth
FIRSr BAPTISrT CIRCHN
MEXICO 4 ACf
Jim Davis, Pastor,
THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 25, 1996 PAGE 3B
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY
ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
+, ,i 7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
+ Sunday School 9:45
ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (CT)
THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Bible Study: Worship:
9 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday
6 p.m. Wednesday Nursery
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P.O 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner or 20th Street & Marvin Avenue
Join Us For Worship. .
Overstreet Bible Church
A Non-Denominational Church
Sunday School 10 a.m., ET :.' .
Morning Worship 11 a.m., ET
Evening Service 6 p.m., ET Pastor Guy Labonte
Wed. Bible Study 7 p.m., ET Phone: 648-5912
Come Find Out What All the Excitement Is at 2247 Hwy. 71
(1/10 mile north of Overstreet Road)
The Church of Christ
in Wewahitchka wants to make a difference in your life.
Sunday School 9 a.m. CDT
Worship Service 10 a.m. CDT
Wednesday Bible Study 7p.m.
l *' A FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
w N 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
nI I .d SUNDAY WORSHIP .........................10 a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL .............................11 a.m.
U S *SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children
The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor
[F irst 'UnitedMetfwtfistChurchi
11 1 North 22nd St.
S exico Beach, FL 324-10
I Morning Church......................9:00 a.m. CT
Church School ............... 10:15 a.m. CT
CHRISTIANITY ON THE MOVE
Dr. Loule Andrews, Pastor Dr. John Anderson, Music Director
Office Phone: 648-8820' Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am -12 noon CT
FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE.
REV. BILL WHITE, PASTOR
2420 Long Ave.
SPort St. loe, FL 32456
Port St. Joe's "Port of Victory"
Sunday School ...............................10 a.m.
Morning Worship..........................................11 a.m.
Sunday Evening .........................................6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening ...................... ..............7 p.m.
ri Constitutionind Monument
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School......... 9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m. Fellowship............. 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ........ 7:30 p.m.
(904)-227-1724 Choir Practice
Rev. Zedoc Baxter Wednesday.............7:30 p.m.
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Laura at Larg
My Aunt Ginny Could Have Helped Hillary In
by Laura Rogers Her Formative Years; She Had A Special "Look"
SI think my Aunt Ginny could
have helped our first lady in her
growing' up years. Seems to me that
Ms. Hillary has two problems (at
least): 1. Telling the truth, and; 2.
Taking her due for the things she
does. These were all lessons we
were taught at about age six..
Maybe Hillary didn't have an
aunt like,: my Aunt Ginny. Aunt.
Ginny was a peculiar person with a
sweet face, round body like a
beachball, and the personality of a
wet turnip. But she was sharp.
That-woman could spot a misbe-
having child from a mile off. She
had a lie detector built Into her
that I only wish I had access to
' today. Mothers came to her from
miles around for ideas for torture,
er, truth serum, and just good ol'
common sense parenting training.
Aunt Ginny was a child and family
therapist before anyone ever heard
Aunt Ginny never married and
never had a baby. For some, that
discredited her advice. Seems that
they thought that in the course of
marital or labor pain some special
source of divine wisdom comes to
you, and suddenly you know more
than others without this experi-
ence. Aunt Ginny. had been the
oldest of 16 siblings, and shorted
at these type people.
"Ain't never been on one of
them fool "niotersickles" neither
but I can tell you they're danger-.
ous," she'd say.
Or: "Ain't never Jumped from -
the Whitewater Crick bridge like
them hoodlum teenagers do, but I
can tell you its a bunch of tomfool-
Experience wasn't everything
to my Aunt Ginny. Common sense,
the public library, and prayer
could fix, according to her, most
everything that needed fixing.
Aunt Ginny's House of
Wonders and the 'Look"
Now, every once in a while
there was a kid who "tried" her and
the rest of us in the process. We'd
get a bird's eye view of what hap-
pened to such miscreants. Such
kids always had an answer for
everything, thought they were
smarter than everyone else, and,
when all else failed, got real smart-
alecky. Sort of like our first lady.
OQly Ms. Clinton went to, law
school to learn how to become an
expert at it. Don't even ask me
what Aunt Ginny thought of most
lawyers. That was the only time I
ever heard her cuss.
Well, one thing Aunt Ginny
insisted on was truth-telling. That
was the- admission price to her
wonderful house and yard. There
was the best tree-climbing trees,
the best wild grapes, the sweetest
smelling flowers, and the best
natured (most of the time) calico
cat that ever lived under a porch.
Plus, access to the inner sanc-
tum-an ever flowing supply of
moon pies, tea cakes, homemade
biscuits with country fried steak
and gravy filling, and a butter and
syrup mix that was so good that it
passed as a treat itself.
To be banished from Aunt
Ginny's was social oblivion in our
Don't Be Complacent About Hurricanes
small town. During the summer
that was the place to be. Once
Aunt Ginny made an "example" of
you, It wasn't long before the town
added that to your resume. This
information would be verbally
recalled to any potential suitor,
friend, teacher, preacher or
employer for the rest of the time
you lived there. It wasn't prudent
to make Aunt Ginny do more than
give you "the look".
People now tell me that I have
the look. If this is true, I believe
that would please Aunt Ginny.
Heaven knows she used it on me
enough. It's not something that I
can do on command. It's some-
thing however,, if done correctly,
you c0aip "shut up" 'a screaming
child three aisles down-in a crowd-
ed WalMart This look can also
shame a neglectfulb .parent into
doing what's proper by their child,
and giving them a.go6,4 talking to,
It has something to do with
uplifted eyebrows,, and widened
eyes. Aunt Ginny could do it any-
where. That was Phase One. Phase
Two was when Phase One failed.
The erring child was put on the
straight and narrow by the look,
but soon detoured. They got the
look again, only plus. This was
when Aunt Ginny would lower her
head while still giving you the look.
The effect was that of a bull about
to charge. It was nothing short of
. ';.But, it was when Aunt Ginny
combined all of this with a syrupy
sweet, drawn out "Okkkaaaaay?"
while holding your chin in her
hand to facilitate eye contact and
compliance, that you knew you'd
"had" it and so had she.
(Next week-Aunt Ginny and the
only child she ever banished
from her property, and how she
could have helped Ms. 'Clinton.
Yall stay tuned.)
Florida is the most, hurri--
cane-prone state. Despite the ob-
vious warning this dubious dis-
tinction provides, disaster
officials fear that many Floridians
are riot responsive enough to
threats from hurricanes. Don't let
complacency stop you from being
ready. Hurricane season officially
started June 1, so It's past time
to begin making preparations.
The Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Servic-'
es urges Floridians to be pre-
pared by following these steps:
*Have a two-week supply of
non-perishable food on hand, as
well as medication, a fire extin- -
guisher, first-aid kit, tools, bat-,,
tery-powered radios and flash-
lights, and extra batteries.
eStore water in clean bathtubs,
Jugs, bottles and cooking utensils
if a hurricane is imminent.
*During hurricane season, keep
your vehicle's fuel tank full to be
- prepared for sudden evacuation. "
e*If a hurricane warning is is-
sued, board up or tape windows.
Tape may not keep a, window
from breaking, but it can help re-
duce the danger of flying glass.-
S*CCheck refrigerated foods for
spoilage If an electrical power out-
*Plans to take care of pets need
to be made well in advance of an
evacuation order. Most shelters
won't take in animals. Make ar-
rangements with a kennel or vete-
rinarian with boarding facilities.
*Check now to make sure you
have sufficient homeowners' and
flood Insurance. Most Insurance
. companies won't Issue new cover-
age once an area has been placed
under a hurricane watch or warn-
People should also inspect,
the grounds around their homes
prior to hurricane season to help
eliminate or reduce damage from-
trees. Foresters with the Depart-
ment's Division of Forestry rec-
Fire Up The Grill!
A grilled burger g i r .
is one of summer s : .
and Sassy Grilled
great taste and less
fat than a traditional
Chopped onion ,.
parsley and Dijon
style mustard sea-
son the ground tur-,
key while wheat -
germ and an egg.
gers easier to shape.
Wheat germ is a de-
tious extender for
meatloaf and meat-
balls, too, and it's
more convenient to
use than fresh bread
Serve these burgers on toasted whole wheat buns with lettuce and the tangy
tomato-cucumber topper. Corn on the cob and icy cold slices of watermelon
complete the menu..
.Gill d,.I 1 l TLI B..11. ...uL
JAMES E.- JAMIE"
"Gulf County's Own"
His announcement says it all.?
(Dated May 9, 1996)
FREE HEARING TEST
-Set For--- '
GULF COAST HEARING AID
CENTER of Panama City will be
offering to anyone 55 or older a
free hearing test. If you have
been exposed to loud factory
Noise, if people seem to mumble
or you ask people to repeat what
They have said, come see us at:
JAMES W. DAME
Hearing Aid Specialist
ST. JOE MOTEL:
501 Monument Avenue
9:00 A.M. 12:00 NOON
This is' our regular monthly Service Center and we will service any-
one's hearing aid free of charge. We have the lowest battery prices in
the area. Come in and try our service .
SANDRA B. MORTHAM
SECRETARY OF STATE
DIVISION OF ELECTIONS
PUBLIC NOTICE OF ASSISTANCE
Under Florida law persons with physical disabilities, the elderly
and those who are unable to read are entitled to special assistance in register-
ing and voting.
* SECTION 97.061, F.S., provides that such persons SHALL be regis-
tered and receive assistance at the polls in casting their ballots.
* SECTION 101.051, F.S., and the Federal Voting Rights Act of 1965
provide that persons who are blind or unable to read may choose a
person to assist (other than an employer or official of the voter's
union), or have the help of two election officials in voting.
ABSENTEE BALLOTS AVAILABLE
Any registered voter who cannot go to the polls without assistance
from another person may request an absentee ballot from the Supervisor of
Elections by mail, telephone or in person.
For full information on aids available for the elderly and handi-
capped at registration and polling places, call the office of your county Su-
pervisor of Elections.
FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED
The state Division of Elections has a telecommunication device for
the deaf that will give the hearing impaired important voter and election'
information. The telephone number is 904/922-9606. Additional informa-
tion is also available through the Division of Elections home page located at
CLOSE OF REGISTRATION
You must register by August 5, 1996 to vote in the September 3
first primary. You must register by September 3, 1996 to vote in the October
I second primary. .
Sandra B. Mortham
Secretary of State
L ass, Vtiy ii i l ie
1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt
1/3 cup seeded, chopped cucumber
1/3 cup seeded, chopped tomato
1 tablespoon finely chopped onion'
'I 'tablespoon chopped fresh (or
1/2 teaspoon dried) dill weed
1 pound lean ground turkey
1/2 cup Kretschmer original ..
' 1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup water
1 egg white, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
"2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard
14 'i teaspoon salt (optional)
1/4 teaspoon pepper
: 6 whole wheat buns, split,
For topping, combine all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
Prepare charcoal grill or heat broiler. For burgers, combine first nine ingre-
dients; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape mixture into six 1/2-inch thick parties.
Place patties on grid over medium coals or on lightly greased rack of broiler
pan. Grill or broil 3 to 4 inches from heat 3 to 4 minutes per side or until meat
is no longer pink. Serve burgers on lettuce-lined buns with topping. 6 servings
Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories 250, Calories From Fat 30, Total
Fat 3g, Saturated Fat 0.5g, Cholesterol 40mg, Carbohydrate 30g, Dietary Fiber
3g, Sodium 360mg, Protein 27g.
ommend the following: -,
eLook for dead or dying branch-
es on trees, and prune them so
they can't be torn off and become ,
*Remove dead or dying trees
from your property. Some trees or
branches can be removed by the
homeowner without special
knowledge or equipment, but big
Jobs should 'be performed by a
tree surgeon or professional tree
service. Make sure the company;
is licensed and insured. -
SRemove branches that may
brush the roof during balmy days -
with light breezes. During the
hurricane, the constant friction of-
a large limb could wear a hole
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M^M^ lut..., n A "LEGENDARY U A LI T.Y".. i a.. m
James E. "Jamie" Lester
James E. "Jamie" Lester has announced his candidacy for the office
of Gulf County Property Appraiser. Jamie and his family, Robin and 10-
month old son, Trey, have been a part of five generations from Gulf
County. This includes his father, James E. "Bo-John" Lester of
-Wewahitchka, his mother, Joyce D. Wynn, and his grandparents, Ed and'
Marie Wynn of Port St. Joe.
"Since graduating from Wewahitchka High School, he has earned a
Masters Degree in Business Administration from Liberty University, a
Bachelors Degree in Public Administration, and is also a State Certified:
Residential Appraiser and licensed Florida Real Estate Broker."
"Along with his education he has gained extensive experience in
real property matters, budgeting, and personnel management. His expe-
rience includes working two and a half years in the Bay County Property
Appraiser's Office, pluspeing part owner in a real estate tax consulting
firm, where he fought on the side of the property owner for lower prop-
erty valuations. Currently, Jamie is working with PBS&J Inc. as a Real
Estate Specialist and also a real estate appraiser appraising property in
Gulf County for individuals and several financial institutions.
S Because Jaie fought against higher property values, taxes, and
the bureaucracy behind being being treated fairly, he is confident being
on the same side as1hAe property owner gives him that understanding and
fairness that people deserve. He wants to be a fighter against the bureau-
cracy of the State, hnd put understanding, fairness, knowledge, friendli-
ness, back in the hands .of the people. By electing Jamie as property,
appraiser he will be the voice that stands behind the people of the coun-
ty, because they are the tax payers. Those individuals that are familiar
with Jamie, know he will stand firm for the people because this is evident
in his character and personality. Gulf County needs one of its own, some-
one like him that grew up in Gulf County and now. has experience and
knowledge to help the people'."
"Jamie realizes that senior citizens have played, and continue to
play, an important role in our society, and protecting their rights today
ensures protection ,in the future. When. he is elected, property appraiser,
he will strive to keep the public informed of laws that effect them and will
stand firm in fighting those that try to take away home owners property
rights and those that affect our businesses which support our local econ-
"The people deserve someone that will stand up for them and work
hard to protect their interest along with being fair in valuing their prop-
erty. Gulf County means a great deal to Jamie because it's his home coun-
ty. According to Jamie, "It's not the beautiful rivers, beaches, or lakes that
make Gulf County so great. It's the people." He wants to be a working
property appraiser for all in Gulf County
Paid for by the Friends of James E. "Jamie" Lester, Mitch Burke Campaign Treasurer,
Pd. Pol. Ady .(Dem). .3tp 7/11
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completed by USDA Rural Development concerning
the construction of sewer improvements in the
Ward Ridge section of the City of Port St. Joe,
USDA Rural Development has determined that
the proposal will not significantly affect the quality
of the environment for the proposed sewer system
improvements to be located as indicated above.
Therefore, USDA Rural Development will not
prepare an environmental impact statement for the
Any person' who feels this determination is in
error shbiuld'submit a written statement outlining
the specific environmental concerns to Rural
Development, Post Office Drawer 429, Blountstown,
Florida 32424, within 15 days of the date of this
Notice. 2tc. July 25 and August 1. 1996.
I'm Part of It
m r Proud of It!
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9506-42
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County. Florida. will receive sealed bids from any
person, company or corporaUon Interested In
S providing to Gulf County the following:
Backup Qenertor for th6 Gulf County
Courthouse Complex. .'
BIdder should visit location and delsgn
unit to meet or exceed the
requlgomnts as outlined In the bid-
Additional Specifications can be obtained from the
Gulf County Planning/Building Department at
(904) 229-6111/(904) 229-8944 or 1000 5th
Street. Port St. Joe. Florida 32456.
Delivery date must be specified.
Liquidated damages for failure to deliver unit on
specified date will be set at S25.00 per day.
Please Indicate on the envelope that this Is a
SEALED BID, the BID NUMBER, and what the
BID Is for.
Bids will be received until 5:00 odlock, p.m.,
E D.T.. Aug, 13. 1996. at the Office of the Clerk of
Circuit Court. Gulf County Courthouse. 1000 Fifth
Street. Port SLt. Joe. Florida. 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reject and and all
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
/s/ Billy E. Traylor. Chairman
2tc, July 25 and August I. 1996
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
OBID NO. 950 -41
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
S County. Florida. will receive sealed bids from any
person, company, or corporation interested In
providing to Gulf County the following:
SRe1nishlng of 0SO to 00 Auditorium
Chain .from the Old Gulf County
S ting can be observed at the Gulf
County Road Department. Wewa, or at
the Gulf Cohnty Mosqulto Control
DepLt. Port St. Joe. PL
Additional Specifications can be obtained from the
Gulf County Planning/BuIlding Department at
(904) 229-6111/(9041 229-8944 or 1000 5th
Street. Port SL Joe, Florida 32456.
Delivery date must be specified.
Liquidated damages for failure to deliver unit on
specified date will be set at $25.00 per day.
Please Indicate on the envelope that this Is a
SEALED BID, the BID NUMBER, and what the
BID is for.
Bids will be received until 5:00 o'clock. p.m.,
E.D.T.. Aug. 13. 1996. at the Office of the Clerk of
Circuit Court. Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Fifth
Street. Port SL Joe. Florida. 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reject and and all
,bids "* ,: "'
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF cOUNTY,. FLORIDA
/s/ Billy E. Traylor
2tc, July 25 and August 1. 1996
Notice Is hereby given that the Board of City
SCommissioners sitting as the- Board of
Adjustments will hold a public hearing Tuesday.
August 6. 1996 at 8.00 p.m., to determine whether
the City will authorize granting a variance of one
foot (12 Inches). earlier advertised as 0.61 feet
(-71T, on the northerly property line In order to
.construct a residence on Lot I1I. Block 1007.
/s/ Pauline Pendarvls
2tc. July 25 and August 1. 1996.
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REGISTER
FICTITIOUS NAME ,
Notice Is hereby given that. pursuant to Chapter
865.09 Florida Statutes, the undersigned Intends
to register with the Division of Corporations.
Department of State the flcatious trade name
under which It will be engaged In business and In
which said business Is to be carried on. to-wic
NAME TO BE REGISTERED: Kings Quest
MAILING ADDRESS: 1401 Palm Boulevard. Port
St. Joe. Florida 32456.
OWNER IS) Randy W. Butler.
I tp. July 25. 1996.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SAILED BIDS
MBID NO. 0506-43
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County. Florida. will receive sealed bids from any
person, company. or corporation Interested In
providing to Gulf County the following:
Mandated Medical Cue for Gulf County
AddlUonal Specifications can be obtained from the
Gulf County Chief Administrator's Office (904)
229-6111 or 1000 5th Street. Port St. Joe. Florida
Please indicate on the envelope that this Is a
SEALED BID, the BID NUMBER, and w'hat the
BIds will be received until 5:00 o'clock, p.m.,
E.D.T., August 13, 1996, at the Office of the'Clerk
of Circuit Couirt, Gulf County Courthouse, 1000
Fifth Street, Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
/s/ BILLY E. TRAYLOR. Chairman
2tc. July 25 and August 1. 1996
The Gulf County Board of County Cormissioners
will hold a public hearing Tuesday. August 13.
1996. at 6:05 p.m.. E.D.T.. to consider the
adoption of an ordinance with the following title:
AN ORDINANCE CONFIRMING AND
REESTABLISHING THE EXISTENCE,
BOUNDARIES AND OPERATION OF
S GULF COUNTY'S SPECIAL FIRE TAX
DISTRICTS, REPEALING ALL
ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT
HEREWITH. AND PROVIDING AN
Is/ Benny C. Lister /s/ Billy E. Traylor : :'
Itc. July 25. 1996.
NOTICE OF ACTION
This Notice of Action Is hereby Issued
pursuant to Section 49.08, Florida Statutes and
states as follows:
1. The name of the known natural defendant In
this action Is:
a/k/a BlagoJ Jordanov
2. The nature of the action Is:
3. The name of the Court in which the action
The Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial
CircuIt in and for Gulf County. Florida.
4. The title of the case Is:
H. Louis Hill. Jr. v. Bill Jordan
a/k/a BlagoJ Jordanov
Case No.: 96-151-CA
5. The description of the real property
proceeded against is:
Lot 16. Feather Sound. In Gulf County.
Florida more particularly described as:
LOT 16, Feathersound:
Commence at the Northwest corner of
Fractional Secdon 7., Township 9 South.
range II West. Gulf County, Florida and
thence run N.00'04'21"E, along the West
line of Section 6. Township 9 South,
Range II West for 1341.09 feet to the
Southwesterly right of way line of County
Road No. 30-E: thence Southeasterly
along said right of way line as follows:
S.23:25'11"E. for 1642.44 feet to a Point of
Curve: thencene long e arc of a curve to
the left which has a radius of 11426.79
feet and a central angle of 02'0833" for an
are length of 427.29 fee: thence
S.2533'44'E. for 1711.69 feet to a Point of
Curve thence along the arc of a curve to
the right which has a radius of 11415.15
feel and a central angle of 05S 8'49" for an
arc length of 1058.64 feet: thence
S.2014'55E. (or 2507.88 feet: thence
S.69'45'0W. for 386.92 feet to the point
of Begrnning thence continue
S.69'45'05'W. for 107.00 feet: thence
S.22"33'47TE. for 102.08 feet: thence
N.69'4505"E. for 107.00 feet: thence N.
22'33'47tW. for 102.08 feet to the Point of
Beginning, subject to a 10 ft. easementon
the South side.
Together with a beach access easement as'
described on the document recorded In
Official Record Book 150s at page 841 of
the Public Records In and for Gulf County.
Pursuant to this Notice of Action the
above-namel defendant Is required to file written P
defenses with the Clerk of the Court. and to serve
a copy of said defenses upon the plaintiff or his
attorney Guyte P. McCord, III at 300 East Park
Ave., Taullahassee, Florida 32301 within 30 days
after the first publication of thIs Notice of Action.
Issued this 12th day of July. 1996 by
Is/ C.Bridges ;
Clerk of the Circuit Court.
Gulf County, Florida
2tc. July 25 and August 1, 1996.
Looking forward to meeting you soon,
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IRf' rollover pros and cons
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We are half way through the year here on Cape San Bias; having survived the cold-
est winter in local memory, a rainy Spring and a bout of Red Tide.
The summer is in full swing here as the beaches have all been raked, the sun is
shining, and the great fishing has returned!! The hunt;for St. Joe Bay scallops has been
particularly successful this year.
With the new revitalization plan:for Downtown Port St. J.oe and the new marina
plan in the works; our little town will have a whole new face, but we plan on keeping
the small town charm and friendliness that drew-us all to this last frontier.
You can still have that solitary walk at sunset or catch that picture of our abundant
wildlife that share their paradise with us. Many members of our community give huge
commitments of their time in preseving and protecting our sea turtles, bald eagles,
shore birds etc. It contributes to making this the special place it is, for al of us. Even
those who live within the cities of Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka enjoy the use of our
beaches and preserve it by purchasing their annual beach driving permit. It gives un-
limited access to those members of our community that choose not to own that dulf
front property. These responsible drivers often aid the wildlife volunteers in rescuing
injured animals or finding a turtle crawl that helps. them locate a nest that needs pro-
tecting. This summer the turtle patrol is excited to have located two rare green turtle
nests. It speaks highly of our beaches that even these wonderful creatures have picked
us for their home base also, so won't you consider becoming part of our diverse com-
a 'I A0 TAZ.. PAWN' SA. Jr. .
AUCTION Every FRIDAY at 7
p.m.,at Port Theatre in Port St.
Joe. Let us sell it for yo9! Come
have funi Wade Clark AucUons,
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S 4w 7/4
1993; Ford Tempo GL, power every-
thing, new tires, 36K miles. $6.000.
Call 639-2047 or 229-8104. 2tp 7/25
1986 Mazda 626, 2 door, $2.500. Call
227-3611 or'227-3252. tfc'7/25
Classic '71 T-bird, purchased from
original owner Jan. '96. Good cond.
826-6869. Itc 7/25
'94 Ford F150, new tires, low mileage.
$10,900. 227-2049. tfc 7/ 11
'93 Ford Explorer, fully loaded.
813.400. Call after 6 p.m. 647-8322.
Boat Wantedl Will trade new comput-
er system for dependable 4 person
boat 229-9282, 229-2580. ltc 7/25
... 1987Leisure Craft, 19 ft.. 115 hp mo-
;tor, 40 hours suine rebuilt. Depth
finder, radio, new loran, canvas top
'plus full cover. Cuddy cabin, galva-
nized trailer. 647-3123. 2tp7/18
'Carpet Cleaning Whole House Spe-
clal. Up to 1200 sq. ft. $49.95. Fur-
niture, sofa, $24.95: love seat $19.95,
recliner $16.95. 227-1598. Ken Pip-
pin. 2tc 7/25 ,
Window Treatments Installed. 8 yrs.
experience in installing all types of.
blinds & shades. Have references. For
a free estimate, call 229-8493
lQuallty childce In m hoie. Daily ,
schedules with 'acivitles. Excellent
:references. Great prices. All ages.
': Child and infant CPR certified. CNA/.
non-smoker, hot meals. 647-3519.
Starts July 22, 1996. 4 open-
ings. 2tp 7/18
'Odd & End Jobs Done for Cash. "I
don't do'jt all, but you never know
until you make the call." 227-3774.
leave message tfce 7/18
Wewa Serenity Group. Presbyterian
Church, Hwy. 71. Al Anon meets
Monday at 7:00. AA meets Monday
and Thursday at 7:00.
Specializing n roofs *
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"Where quality is higher than price"
C. R. SMITH & SON
Backhoe work, dozer work, root,
rake, front-end loader, lot clearing,
septic tanks, drain fields, fill dirt.
Rt. 2, Box A1 C, Port St. Joe:
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Wolff Tanning System Call for Appt. _
22' houseboat ready to take up the
river with solar panel and outboard
engine or without. Price negotiable.
Call days, 227-3268. 4tc 7/18
Furnished trailer for rent. 2 bedroom,
$200 ix dnth, 8150 deposit. In High-
land View. Call 227-1260. Ito 7/25
Two bedrpinm, 2 1/2 batlW/:gulf front
townhombotiwith pool, unfurnished,
one year lease, $625 peemnionth. Ro-
sasco Realty; 227-1744.-- tfc 7/25
. :. .. ... d i '* ...
BEAUTIFUL, Bayfri-t Home.
sunsets., access to St. Joseph's Bay, 3
bdrms.. 2.5 baths, cen.' heat & air,
two level decks. NEW, prefer long
term, neg. Leave Mess. .904-227-
1813. tc 7/25
Two bedroom, I bath unfurnished
trailer. located on St Joe Beach. NO
pets. 647-5361. tfc 7/18
3 bedroom, 3 bath, 1 block from
beach, 20x24' shed, 2' car carport;
deck on back, privacy fence backyard.
$650 month, $500 deposit. St. Joe
Beach. 647-3278 or 827-2906.
Spec lalizng In: Glamor Weddings
Children Boudoir Pets
Special Events Model Portfolios
St Joe Beach 647-3318 rTp 7,25
For Catering Service,
- Beautiful Cakes for *
Sewing & Alterations
Call Ann 229-6154
CHEMICALS 8 SUPPLIES
Catherine L. Collier
lndenpendent Sales Representative
211 Allen Memorial Way Port St. Joe
Tax Returns A Specialty
224 Reid Ave. .
Port St. Joe
TLC LAWN SERVICE
"Catenng to All Your Lawn Service Needs"
MOWING. EDGING,. TRIMMING. SPRAYING,
FERTILIZING. WEEDING. CLEAN OUTS.
SPRINKLER REPAIR. AND LANDSCAPING
Call 229-6435 tic 4/6
anriditices NEW PENFItJMS
'Aftarting at $1169,
P75 Multimedia- $1,365,
P1 50's from S17-71
227-6590 or 647-3339t
LOANS D9JPAWN SHOP
"The Little House with the Big Deals"
Comer of E. Henry Ave. and Main St. Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Business: (904) 639-3202 Hours Mon.-Frl. 10-5, Sat. 9-12
Harmon's Heavy Equipment co.
Specializing in Black Top Soil
BULLDOZERS BACKHOES LOADERS -TRACTORS DUMP TRUCKS
648-8924 OR 648-5767 if no answer
LIC n rI'C510'-j42
FREE ESTIMATES [VG *C.',0 IOS
JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS
REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
PORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA 904/229-6821
Two bedroom, 1 1/2 bath trailer, 1
block from beach. $350 month, $250
deposit 647-3278 or 827-2906.
3 bedroom, unfurnished, 1 1/2 baths,
gulf view with access to beach by
bo walk, 1 mile from state park en-
trance, $550 per month. $250 depos-
it. 647-5349 or 227-1235. No pets.
For Rent: Furnished apartment, all
utilities furnished. 229-9000.
Mexico Beach furnished 3 bd., brick
home, sunroom, carport, nice yard &
atio, gulf view, long term plus one
drm. cottage. Available in July. 648-
8005. tfc 7/4
Mobile home lots for rent in Mexico
Beach. Call 648-5476. tfc 7/4
COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR RENT -
on busy Hwy. 71. One area 2400 sq.
ft., one area 750 sq. ft. Possible uses
furniture, antique, restaurant, bar,
.clinic or general office use. 639-5608.
One and two bedroom apartments, 2
blocks from beach. Call 647-3544,
ask for Jason. tfe 7/4
1,500 s.f. metal building and approx.
1/2 acre enclosed by chain link fence.
Located in'Jones Homestead. Call Bil-
ly Carr, 227-2020. tfc 7/4
Warehouses, small' and large, some
with office, suitable for small busi-
ness. 229-6200. tfe 7/4
No need for wet carpets. Dry clean
them with HOST. Use rooms right
away. Rent machine. St Joe Furni-
ture, 227-1251. tfc 7/4
Surfside Serenity Gropp, 1st United
Methodist Church, 22nd St., Mexico
Beach. Monday 7:30; Friday 7:30.
All times central. 647-8054.
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
O Open Meeting: Sunday 4"00 p.m. -
; .,Tuesdav.8:00 p.m.!.-. .,.
Thursday. 8:00 p.m. --'? T
,," AL-ANON '
Thurs., 8:00 p.m.
Tues. & Thurs. meetings at 1st United
Methodist Church, PSJ
* Custom Wood
A 8 R Fence
Albert Fleischmann FREE Estimate;
EIN #593115646 |9041 647-4047
Steve Brant's Roofing
Licensed & Insured
Port St. Joe Call 229-6326
Average Stump $10.00
A-I Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.
MOWING RAKING,* WEEDING
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe Beach,
Port St. Joe & Wewahitchka
'"I will work for YOU!" CLYDE SANFORD
Mexico Beach, FL
Total Pool Maintenance
& Lawn Care Packages
As always call us for your
C & C
ALL WORK GUARANTEED
INSURANCE m FREE ESTIMATES
348 Santa Anna St.
St. Joe Beach 32456
tfc 7/1 8
Liberty Manor Apts., 800 Tapper
Dr.. Port St. Joe. Affordable hous-
ing for the elderly and the handi-
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
efficient const., handicapped equip-
ped apts., available. Stove & refrig.
furn., fully carpeted, 1 bdrm., apts.,
Equal Opportunity Housing Com-
plex. Rent is based on income.
This complex is funded by the Farm-
ers Home Administration and man-
aged by Advisors Realty.,_'I
Call 229-6353 for more information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
PINE RIDGE APTS., (904) 227-7451.
Rents starting at $255.00 per mo. Af-
fordable Living for low to middle in-
come families. Featuring 1. 2 & 3
bedroom apts. with cen. h&a. energy
saving appliances, patios & outside
storage. For hearing impaired call
(904) 472-3952. Equal Housing Op-
portunity. tfc 7/4
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.,
cen. h&a, screen porch, carport &
Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove &
refrig.. washer/dryer hook-up.
New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house. 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm. ch&a. dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
* Small 2 bdrm. home, auto.,heat &
air, washer/dryer hook-up.
* One bedroom apartment, washer/
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m. t7/4
Plus Small Engine Repairs
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First St.
5x10 10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASKABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT
St. Joe Rent-All
First St. 227-2112
BOB'S PAINT &
,29 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
Termite & Pest Control
Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
Flea Control Condominiums
Household Pest Control New Treatment/
Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
19 FAMILY OWNED
19 PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serng GUtI'Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections
P.0.Bo a 6 eMeico Ba ch 241
Moving Sale: Fri., July 26, 207 Arkan-
sas Dr., Mexico Beach. 8th St. to'
Georgia, turn left. Next street Is Ar-
kansas. Also signs. 6-pc. living room
suite, table, chairs, lamps, household
items, yard light, coffee table, books,
tools, shovels, plants, bicycle, small
freezer, step ladder, and much more
priced to sell. Rain or shine. 1 tp 7/25
Huge Yard Sale: Saturday. baby boy
clothes, 0-18 months, girls clothes
size 6, toy-s & misc. Arizona St., Mexi-
co Beach.: I ,tc7/25
Multi-family Yard Sale, 186 Barbara
Dr., 8 a.m. noon. Saturday. July 27.
Big Yard "Sale: 1105 Garrison Ave.,
Saturday, ul; 27. 8 a.m. until. Rain
cancels. Lamps, tables. i'
Yard Sale: Sat, July 27th, 8 a.m.
5 p.m.. EDT. (No early birds
please). 238 Ponce de Leon St.,;
Port St. Joe Beach. As'senior citi-
zens, the time has come-to down-
size, during our tenure, we have
accumulated a vast inventory of
useful items, for which now, we
have no use. We decided to make
these items available to you :for
20% or less of their, original cost,
some have never been used. All.
items are 'clean and serviceable.
There is something for everyone,
the handyman, housewife, young
adults, sportsmen, students and
of course the children. The inven-
tory Is large and too numerous to
list We welcome you to come and
browse, see for yourself, it is:our
wish you find something you can
put to good use.
Joe and Donna Katynsky 2tp
THE BEACHES HOUSE/PET SIT-
TERS. Collect mail / check lights/
locks /etc. Feed & exercise your pets.
As 'low as $6.00 a day. Mow grass/
pool care/etc. Willing for extra $$. Re-
liable couple. Contact Ron & Maxine
Leopold at 648-4204 anytime/leave
message. 4tp 7/11
PORT THEATRE GIFT SHOP & AUC-
TION open Tues. thru Sat.. Featuring
many specials this week; leather. pul-
leys. chain, collectibles, furniture,
toys, antiques. gifts. books, art. morel
Wade Clark Auctions. 229-9282, 229-
2580. AB 1239. 4tc 7/4
Inside' Porch Sale, 201 Mississippi
Dr.,; corner of Florida Ave. & Missis-
sippl, Mexico Beach. Too many items
to list. Saturday, 8 a.m. 2 p.m. EDT.
Garage Sale: Saturday, July 27, 7
a.m. to 1 p.m. Miscellaneous gifts and
household items, some new, St. Joe
Beach, 303 Beacon Rd., Gulfaire Sub.
Yard Sale: Friday, July 26, 8 til 2:00.
Bicycles, toys, children's clothes,
country curtains, old records & al-
bums, and a lot .of miscellaneous
items. 603 16th St. Rain or shine.
Yard: Sale: 9411 Auger Ave., Beacon
Hill; Saturday morning, 7 till 1.
MISSING Female Siberian Husky
approx. two years old, black & white
w/blue eyes. Two Golden Retrievers,
one rust colored female, 9 months
old, one ,blond curly hair male. 9
months old. Reward if found. 639-
5430. 639-5422. Last seen at Dr. Max
.Fleming residence. 2tce7/18
LOST Tan and white part retriever
with red and white collar, with the
word Indiana on It Please call 647-
3301 or 871-5246. Itc 7/25
LOST SATURDAY July 20 while
scalloping area around Presnell's.
Lost a pair of tinted man's gold frame,
prescription glasses. Young man
needs glasses. If found, call Peggy
Wiggin. at 763-2297. i ltc 7/25
Pressure Washing, Houses. Mobile
Homes. Residential, Commercial.
639-3028. tfc 7/4
COINS BY THE BAY!
I buy and sell old coins and paper
money. Billy Stephens, fair 'prices.
Home 229-8104, Bus. 229-6803.
Kef i"rsp::' /I .
A/C, Heating, Refrigeration, and Ice
"" Ventilation Sheet Metal Fab. Natural
Gas& Electrical Equipment Contractor
W ewahitchka, FL 32465
State Mech. #RM0066465 ,' o e H w e
Phone90-6M0645 ErnIe "Cooter' Harden/Owner
Phone 904639-2454 Cel. Ph. #227-5036 : .c 6/20
CUSTOM HOME PLANS
Rose Mary Mapel
6240 Hwy.98 West
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
f -ALLEN'S GULF
Nelson, Rainbird and Toro
INSTALLATION and REPAIR
Ftree Estimates and Design
Allen Norris 229-8786 Pump Repair
Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning B, ookkeeping Service
FRANK J. SNEU'KVT
Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth St.
Office (904) 229-9292 P. 0. Box 602
Home (904) 227-3230 Vt 1/4 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Let us do the caring while you're away
CARE IN YOUR HOME, SERVICE LOW AS $8.00 A bAY
Serving Port St. Joe and the Surrounding Areas
Call Joey and Marie Romanelli
(904) 229-1065 tc 12/
'Line ads: $3.50 for first 20 wdrds
C5 for each additional word.
$2."00.fot each consecutlve
week with no chqnges. Call
,227-1278 to place yours, -
NOTE: NEW DEADLINE:
TUESDAY AT 10A.M.
.'.''* :, ": .' .';." ,: .' J: '.'.",.' .':.'" '" .,". :..'..'
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TRADE & SEVICE
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-'THE STAR: PORT ST. JOE. FL TFrURSDAV. JULY 25, 1996
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL-* THURSDAY, JULY 25, 1996 PAGE 7B
Insurance Billing Coordinator. Med-
ical billing company seeks sharp per-
son experienced in computer billing to
take responsibility, for multi lotiono,
bllllng/A/R operation. Supervising
and participating with data entry
staff, the person in this position pro-
cesses medical insurance patient bill-
ing: enrolls patient data: posts servic-
es; applies E.O.B.'s: reconciles patient
accounts receivable: good computer
skills required: minimum one year ex-
perience in physician/dental/hospital
patient billing. Will train in billing
software utilized. Good benefits and
competitive pay. Submit resume to
James A. Cox & Associates, Inc. P. 0.
box. 307, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. No
phone calls please. Itc 7/25
Computer Data Entry Clerk. Medi-
cal billing company has an opening
for a person with experience in com-
puter data entry. Good computer key-
board skills required. The- person in
this position will keystroke medical
services data; prepare input docu-
ments, post data: reconcile reports;
minimum one year experience In com-
puter system keystroke. Will train in
billing software utilized. Good benefits
and competitive pay. Submit resume
to James A. Cox & Associates. Inc. P.
0. box 307. Port St. Joe. FL 32457.
No phone calls please. Itc 7/25
Student Records Clerk/Guidance
Secretary. The Gulf County School
Board is receiving applications for a
Student Records Clerk. Applicants
are available at the School Board Of-
fice and wishiAg to be considered for
this position must request to have
their application submitted. Applica-
tions should be sent to Mr. Wes Tay-
lor. Principal. 100 Shark Drive. Port
St. Joe, FL 32456. Application dead-
line is August 2, 1996, 12:00 Noon
ET. The Gulf County School Board is
an equal opportunity employer.
Taking applications for employment.
Job hours are 10:30- a.m. to 2:30.
p.m. M-F. Apply at Hungry Howie's.
Job Notice: The City of Port SL Joe is
accepting applications for the follow-
Application and Job description may
be picked up and returned to the Mu-
nicipal Building. 305 Fifth SL, July
25 August 9.
The City of Port St. Joe enforces a
Drug-Free Workplace Policy and is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis. City Clerk
Bookkeeping helper needed. Ap-
proximately 15 hours per week. Pay-
roll. A/.R. A/P. Call 227-1757 for
appt. 3tc 7/25,
k .... 9 ,***
Part-time RN: Supervisory experi-
ence preferred. Every other weekend.
Pay scale based upon experience.
I Long term care background a plus.
Contact: Judy Howell. Bay St. Joseph
Care Center. 220 9th SL. Port SL Joe.
229-8244. 2tc 7/18
Housecleaning 1/2 day every two
weeks. 647-3546. 2tc 7/18
Taking applications for various job
positions. Apply In person at Linda's
Restaurant. 302 4th St. No phone
calls please. 2tc 7/18
Marketing/Social Services Position.
Bachelor's degree in Social Work or
Human Services, field. Experience In
long term care preferred. Professional
appearance and excellent communi-'
cation skills required. Frequent day-
time travel meeting with RN case
managers, social workers, and physi-
cians. Other responsibilities include
admissions, discharges, appoint-
ments, and transportation arrange-
ments. Experience with medical docu-
mentation and MDS assessment
process a plus. Bay St. Joseph Care
Center offers competitive salary based
on education and experience. For con-
sideration, contact: Terry Owen. Di-
rector of Social Services, Bay St. Jo-
seph Care Center. 220 Ninth Street.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. 904/229-
8244, fax: 904/229-1042. 2tc 7/27
Newman's Construction Is now inter-
viewing for the following:
* Experienced Carpenter
* Carpenter's helper
* General construction laborer.
Please contact George Newman. Sr. at
(904) 227-1222. References may be
required. Lie. RG-0043684., tfc 7/18
Painter needed. Mexico Beach area.
Experience necessary. Call James.
647-3100. 4tc 7/4
Licensed, real estate agent wanted.
Full or part-time position available.
Call 227-1892. tfc 7/4
Certified Nursing Assistants: 11
* p.m. 7 a.m. shift. new pay scale rec-
ognizing experience. Apply in person
at Bay St. Joseph Care Center. 220
Ninth SL tfc 7/4
Now hiring waiters, waitresses, cooks.
dishwashers, full or part time. flexible
hours. Apply Julle's Restaurant. 222
Reid Ave.. Port St. Joe. tfc 7/4
LOOKING for mature individual:to as-
sist Regional Vice President of Primer-
ica Financial Services. Take. charge
and manage a portion of our multi-
faceted business. We offer high com-
mission income potential. flexible
hours, many other pluses. Could start
part time. For interview, call today.
648-8565. tfc 7/4
POSTAL JOBS, Port SL Joe area.
$13.27/hr to'start. plus benefits. Car-
riers, sorters, clerks, computer train-
ees. For an application and exami in
formation, call 1-800-270-8015. ext
2334. 9 am to 9 pm 7 days. 3tp 7/25
Applications available for
with pipefitters and plum-
bers, Local Union No. 229.
Inquire at 3601 E. I Ith St.
in Panama City. For more
information call 785-7663.
The Usual & Unusual. Lots of Mer-
chandise. Come See. Big Barn Flea
Mkt & Antiques. Hwy. 98. Port St.
Simmons sleeper sofa. excel, cond.,
blue camel back. call 229-8059 after
AST 586/75 and 486 AST Vision 5 L
Color Monitors, GREAT, NEW loaded
systems MUST SELLI $999-$1,199.
229-9282, 229-2580. Itc 7/25
Used tires, 1 Kelley P195/75R14, 4 -
General P205/70R15, $12 each. 4 -
Keystone rims, new, size 15x7, 5 lug,
Chevy, $80. 229-6553,, after 65
p.m. ltp 7/25
Computer 386 Packard Bell. Account-
ing programs loaded on hard drive.
Color monitor and software. $300 or
best offer. 647-3264. -
One window air cond., 12.000 btu.
new .comp.. $220. Electric garage
door. $25. 5 sheets plywood., $25.
Other items, make offer. 227-1255.
1001 Woodward. Itp 7/25
NEX MICRO Computer Sales &
Service. PIOJNEX Pentium 100 Multi-
media $1699,14" SGA monitor. 16 Mb
EDO RAM 1.2 Gb Western Digital HD
Intel Trident Chipset 256k Pipelined
Cache Toshiba 6X CD ROM 2 Mb
MPEG Video. Windows 3.11. Perfect
Office Quicken SE & morel Other
Pentium PC's starting at $1099.
Days: 227-6590, H: 647-8339, FAX
904-647-3339 email Ron Bordelon:
PC Components price list upon re-
quest. tfc 7/4
Summer Is almost over, school
Is almost here. Need someone
all day or Just after school, call
Teresa, 229-8624 day or night.
SEA OAT PLANTS
1981 Class "A' 26' mobile home. Must
sell. Family crisis. See at Highland
View Motors. 229-8340. 1 tp 7/25
Macintosh Classic with keyboard. mo-
dem, software. ideal starter, $500
obo. 639-5379. tfc 7/11
1991 Destiny Omni mobile home,
14'x52', 2 bdrm., 1 ba., all electric,
cen. h&a, upgraded features, must be
moved. $13,000. Call 647-3581.
Mushroom Compost, $15 yard, any-
time, 648-5165, tfc 8/1
New Beagle puppies. Contact James
Revell in Greensboro, at 904-442-
FREE adorable Idttens, 3 tiger stripe
w/white boots, and 1 very young,. lov-'
ing mother. I will have the mother,
spayed for right owner. 827-6869.
AKC registered miniature Schnauzer
puppy. Ready to go July 19. 227-
3611 days. 227-3252 evenings.
Monthly flea programs are expensive
& don't kill ticks. Cool your dog and
treat fleas, ticks, flies, and "hot
spots". Ask Barfield's Lawn & Garden,
229-2727 after HAPPY JACK KENNEL
DIP. 6tc 6/20
DOG GROOMING PLUS. 227-3611.
Professional grooming, special dis-
counts for weekly bathing, dipping
available. Boarding for dogs & cats.
PET & PROPERTY TENDERS. In
your home pet sitting by Joey and
Marie Romanelll. 229-1065. tfc 7/4
For Sale by Owner: 3 bdrm.. 2.5 ba..
2.250+ sq. ft.. garage, huge unfin-
ished family rm, cen. h/a. fenced
backyard with raised .garden beds.
Lawn/garden sprinkler system. satel-
lite dish, screened fish cleaning area.
World's best neighbors. Jllness, forced
to sell. $75,000. Owner financing.
2.73 acres for sale at Sunshine
Farms. comer lot. $ 15.000 negotia-
ble. 827-2379. tfc 11/9
3 bedroom, 2 bath custom built
home, privacy fence, decks, sprinkler
system,& many extras. 2009 Marvin
Ave. For more information call 229-
8620.. tfc 7/11
14x70' 2 bedroom, 1 bath mobile
home with lot located in Oak Grove,
asking $25,000. Call for appointment,
229-8121. 4tc 7/11
Want to Buy: house in Port St. Joe
area that needs a little work. Call Pat
227-3511, If interested in selling.
1990 Fleetwood vinyl sided and un-
derpinned doublewide 3 bdrm.. 2 ba.,
Ig. liv. rm.. dining rm. & pantry. Cen.
heat & air. Appli. included. Located at
109 W. Rogers SLt., on high and dry
lot w/l deep and shallow wells.
$35.000. 227-2012. 4tp 7/4:
3 bdrm.. 2 ba. brick home. 1330 sq.
ft. cen. h&a, satellite, ceiling fans.
carport, storage house in rear,
$60.000. White City. 827-2997.
Lot for Sale: Comer of Hayes Ave. &
Pompano in Highland View.
150'x145', 229-8079. tfc 6/27
Brick house, 3 bdrm. I ba. living
room with fireplace, din., kit, utility
rm, cen. heat and air. corner lot. 115
Sailflish St., Highland View. 227-1604.
By appointment only. tfc 7/4
By Owner. 12'x47 mobile home on 1/
2 acre. Overstreet Community. Appli-
ances included, hookup for washer/
dryer, metal storage bldg.. fish pond
on property. $19.000. Call 648-5372
or 229-6114. tfc 7/25
By Owner. 2 bedrooms. 2 bath, loft. 3
decks, pool/hot tub available. 108
Boardwalk Ave., Cape San Bias. 647-
3828. tfc 7/4
1/2 acre lots. 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekvlew Subd.. with sep-
tic tank & well. $2.5000 down,
$132.16 mo. Call George. 229-6031.
ST. JOE BEACH
Gulfaire Townhome 8219 Hwy. 98, 2 br./2 1/2 ba.
Waterfront. Great view, excellent rental, unfurnished,
Hwy. 98. Sea Gull #10. 2 br./2 1/2 ba. Waterfront.
Furnished, decks. $119,500. ,
117-D S. 38th St. Luxury by the Pier. 2 br/2 1/2 ba., fur-
nished. Great rental. Waterfront, two decks, great views.
Arizona Dr., Unit 14A Blk. D. Owner financing. Lot 6, 8 or
10 for $11,500 each. Lot 12, $6,500. Lot 14, $7,500. .. ,
We have moved to our new office at 1602 Hwy. 98,
Mexico Beach. Please stop by and say "Hello".
S Ylfalr& (904) 648-5716
G..U a l 1602 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach
IKE DUREN, Broker
AiCBONL a ESe..a
JANICE BROWNELL, Salesperson ELLEN M ECILL, Salesperson
Fantasy Properties, Inc. ::K; s,:s
Fantasy Properties, Inc. Joan Kent 647-3264
Molra Ritch 648-4217
1200 U. S. Hwy. 98 John M. Delorme, Realtor Joan Smithwick 64-4150
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 647-3633
(904) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478 Ellen F647-8939reRealtor
257 Mockingbird Circle Overstreet. 1/2 acre Living area 2500
sq. ft. 2 bdrm. w/2.5 baths AND attached mother-in law apt. OR
3 bdrms. Cathedral ceiling in great rm. and kitchen. Masonry fp
in great rm. Birch cabinets and ceramic tile tops in kit. Also,
ceramic tile showers. 9 ceiling fans and two 30" whole house fans.
Inside util. rm. Deep well with Sears water softener. Sprinkler sys-
tem. Heat pump with 10 KW back-up heat. Beautiful glassed long
Florida room facing canal. Lawn extends 125' to water's edge. 200
sq. ft. screened BBQ with built-in masonry grill, smoker & coun-
try kitchen (sink, hot plate & refrig.); FISHERMEN NOTE -
Located 3 miles from head of East Bay 14 miles to St. Andrews
Bay 1/4 mile to Wetappo Creek, 1/4 mile to public boat ramp.
BUILT-INS: Entertainment center. APPLIANCES: elec. range, dish
washer and disposal.
St. Joe Beach 229 Selma St. 2 bdrm., 2 ba. 1988 14x70' mobile
'home, 75'xl50 fenced lot, excellent condition. cen. heat & air. Best
buy on the beach. $45,900.
exico Beach 227 Arkansas. 3 bdrm., 1.5 bath, mobile home,
14'x70' with Florida rm. addition. 75'x125' landscaped lot, 2 stor-
age sheds, new kitchen cabinets, must see. $69,900.
Mexico Beach 801 Maryland Dr. Very nice 3 bd., 2 ba. 14x70'
mobile home. Cen. heat/air;, large deck, 18' boat goes with it!
r$51,900. ; ,
FIVE ACRES on the Intracoastal Waterway, approximately 500'
water frontage. Lot size approximately 500'x450'. $85,000.
, exico Beach Waterfront Dunes 4. Nice 2 bd., I ba. upstairs
unit with nik4[ j and has
new central Uft10 1j c. ,l'h3lu eflgerator,
microwave, dishwasher. Priced to sell. $79,900. Excellent rental
8231 Gulfaire Townhomes, U. S. 98, Gulfaire Beach. Beautiful
2 Br 2.5 BL j r /lsion over
upper dec a. i ell main-
tained unit. Furnished. Excellent rental. Very good price,,
7799 Hwy 98, St. Joe Beachl- Far N Away Beautifully deco-
rated 3 Br 2 Ba half of duplex, completely remodeled in 1992.
1 Br 1. Ba downstairs, 2 Br 1 Ba upstairs. Washer/dryer, new.
CHI/A. Excellent rental. $199,000
126 Circle Dr. Great View second lot from beach- 3 Br 2 bha
home, Florida rm., furnished, completely updated.,Approx.
1212 sq. ft. 58'x78.5 lot, more or less. Excellent rental $150,000.
105 S. 32nd St. 3 Br 2 Ba brick home, carport and screened
porch, completely furnished, CH/A, approx. 1000 sq. ft., 75' X
105' lot. Good rental! $125,000
31st St. and Highway 98 Sea Gull Duplex. Each side has I Br
.1 Ba. Partially furnished. Approx. 100' highway frontage.
Zoned tourist commercial. Possible owner financing. $90,000
ACROSS HIGHWAY FROM BEACH
8th St. Very good condition, 2 bd., 2 Ig. baths, double wide, 1600
sq. ft., cen.h/a, carpet, laundry rm., Ig, kitchen, refrigerator, dish-
washer, washer/dryer, ceiling fans, awnings on front windows,
large deck off living room and bedroom, fireplace in living room,
beautiful yard. A.must see! $72.500.
Mexico Beach -121 First St. 3 Br 1 Ba, stilt home, well main-
tained, new carpet. CH/A. Less than 1 block to dedicated
beach. 50' X 122' lot. Reduced to $64,600.
109 38th St. N. Canal front attractive 2 bd., 2 ba. home on pil-
ings, large deck, furnished, new carpet, new roof, covered
boat slip w/motorized lift, dock & seawall. $210,000.
117 First St. 2 Br 1 Ba stilt beach house. Nice weekend retreat.
Approx. 50" o eM e 1. 6' 0
Hwy 98 & 10th St. Jolly Roger Pizza & Bakery Business -
Well established business Excellent location in high traffic
area of Mexico Beach. Owner financing available. $49,000
9411 Auger Ave. 3 Br 2 Ba home, CH/A, appliances, nice and
roomy approx 1500 sq. ft. 75' X 100' fenced lot. $79,900
203 Beacon Rd. Absolutely beautiful! Large gulf view, 3 bdrm.,. 2
ba. home. Has big deck. fireplace, ch/a, heat pump. Spacious
master bedroom has exquisite bath with jacuzzl. Also sun porch
with gulf view off .master bedroom. Immaculate and in A-one
condition. Lots of amenities. Must see! Great price Reduced to
Gulfaire Dr. Triplex. Two 3 Br 2 Ba units and one 1 Br 1 Ba
unit. Very nice. Good investment To be sold together. Total
price- $175,000 y
ST. JOE BEACH
229 Selma St. 2 bedroom. 2 ba. mobile home, -'4'70' 1988 on a
nice fenced lot near the beach..Excellent condition, mustbe seen
to appreciate, Pricefor quick sale, -45 900.
241 Ponce de Leon. 3 bdrm 2 ba. doublewide on 4 lots totalling
300'xl50'. Rela\ in your in-ground pool. privacy fence. Beautiful
yard fragrance with jasmn-me, haded with oaks, magnolias, and
grapevines. Garage. $94,500.
230 Canal St.- 2 Br 1 Ba frame home, approx. 1460 SF, ch/a, 2
decks, cathedral ceiling in great room, 2 car carport, storage
sheds. 75'x) 50' lot $67,500
229 Coronado St. 2 Br 1 Ba cottage, completely furnished,
carpeted, screened porch on side. New roof. 1.5 block to beach.
65' X 125' lot. $63,000
Coronado St. & Hwy 98 2 Br 1.5 Ba townhome with unre-
stricted Gulf view! CH/A. Furnished. Nice. REDUCED to
6260 Highway 98 54 Ft. facing the Gulf affording a great
panoramic view. House has many possibilities-could be used
as a single family, 6 Br 4 Ba home. Two story octagon con-
struction with 5 steel beams designed to withstand he ele-
ments. Coulf ,.: a cal 'ts as the
lower level IIl/A Asys-
y tern. All new decking covering- half of the house. City water,
septic, and irrigation well. Home is on one lot and also comes
with another adjoining yet separate lot Must be seen to be
appreciated. Too many features to list. Priced at $235,000.
142 Bay St. 2 Br I Ba stilt wiseC block to beach. Corner
lot. Underneath storage. $75ILu
100 Santa Anna Frame duplex, 2 Br, 1 Ba upstairs, 1 Br 1 Ba
downstairs. 1/2 block to beach. Good rental history. $80,000.
Reduced to $75,000. MAKE OFFER.
209 Balboa 1 block to beach. Comfortable 3 Br 3 Ba home
' with aluminum siding, large deck, storage building, carport,
20' X 20' shop, original 198520' X 40' mobile home with addi-
tion of liv. rm. and bedroom and bath 3 years ago. Home has
economical gas heat plus gas stove connections. CH/A, well
and sprinkler system, fans and mini blinds. Call for appoint-
ment. $101,500 OR
home plus 3 rental mobile homes, income of $325 each per
month. Separate septic tanks. Call for details. $165,000
PORT ST. JOE
1307 Long Avenue. Neat 3 Br i Ba home with chain link fence
& storage house. Great Starter home! 64499O. Reduced to
1034 McClelland Ave. 2 Br 1 Ba home on large corner lot,
new CH/A and new water heater. House has liv. rm./din.
area, hardwood floors, porch, and garage. $50,000 REDUCED
219 7th St. 3 large Br 1 Ba home w/roomy kitchen and din-
ing area. New carpet, freshly painted. Fireplace in liv. rm.
Central air, gas heat, stove, refng., washer and dryer. Storage
shed, utility room on 50' X 175' fenced lot. $44,900
263 Forest St. 2 Br 1 Ba 1987 mobile home on 163' X 330' lot
with storage shed, fish pond possible owner financing.
HOWARD CREEK AND AREA
Squirrel Ave. 4 Br. 1.5 Ba, frame home situated on 2 cleared,
lots. Loft area, Liv. Rm/Din. area open cross beamed ceiling.
Kitchen has new cabinets and new vinyl flooring. Central air,
gas heater, new hot water tank, large screened front porch.
This and more for a very affordable price of $43,500.
Port St. Joe Approx. 2 acres commercial/industrial lots of
St Joe Beach U S 98 between Balboa and Magellan 3/4
block and 1 lot Permitted for condos only. $330,000
MEXICO BEACH Houses Only
Pine St Residential lot, with large trees in nice neighborhood,
close to beach, 75'x100'. $18,000.
Pine Street Lot 16, Block 6, Unit 3, nice residential lot,
Grand Isle Nan Nook and Kim Kove Lot 19, BIk D 71' X
Wysong S/D Corner of Robin Lane & 15th SL Lot 1, Blk 3
149' X 70' X 127 X 100'. $14,000 MAKE OFFER
Wysong S/D Robin Lane Lot 9, Blk 3 Unit 17. $11,500
Cypress St. (off 15th St.) 2 large lots 125' X 87.5' for a total of
250' on road to be sold together (commercial or residential).
$35,000 Make Offer
Cockles Ave. Lot 5, Block 18, 50'x100', water meter, septic
Faulk Place 100' X 120', with large septic tank. $21,000
Triton St:. -Lots 5 & 6, Blk 3, Unit 1 irregular. $32,000 -
Mobile Homes or Houses
Starfish & Cowries Ave. Lot 20, Blk 22. $13,500
Homes Only Subdivision swimming pool and tennis courts
Sea Pines Dr. Lot 5, Blk B Nice lot for your dream home.,
Gulfaire Dr. Lot 15, Blk C Approx. 85' X 125'. $22,900
SEASHORES SUBDIVISION .
Nautilus Dr. Lot 3, Blk A. $18,000 : .
Nautilus Dr. Lots 4, 5, 6,7, & 8, Block A. $22.000 each.
ST. JOE BEACH
Mobile Homes or Houses "
Atlantic St. 50' X 100' lot in first block off highway on left.
Pineda St. 50' X 125' each 4 lots in first block across' fro
beach. $20,000 each
Americus & Selma Sts. SOEl -o11, Blk 10. $14,500
PORT ST. JOE -.
Cape Plantation. Nice residential lot in nice neighborhood, block
B, lot 8, 120'x187. Paved road. Possible owner financing, $18,500.
Creekwood-Lots 14 & 15, Approx. 1.25 acres total PLUS 2 pie-
shaped lots 6 & 7 directly on the creek. Sold as package.
Wetappo Creek and Highway 386 15.5 acres Great
Highway 71 Gulf County Farms 4 acres. $15,700
Stone Mill. Creek North of Wewa on Hwy 71 Close to great
freshwater fishing. Lot 1 & 3, Blk D. $ 6,900 each lot
Riverside Park Land Dr. Lots 9 & 10. One block to boat
basin. $8,000 each. Both lots available for less money.
S"Why live in town when you can
live at the Cape?"
New Listing: Beautifully kept gulf
view home located in quiet Cape
Dunes Subdivision, this 2 br/3 ba. .
home has deeded access to beach,
- parking"-under 'house, fireplace and
large sun deck in which to enjoy the I !9;;I_ !?iiiHi
tranquil sea breezes. Escape to the
Cape for only $124,500. b.'Iitu
Cape San Bias Realty, Inc.
4320 Cape San Bias Road
227-2160 or 229-6916
DONALD B. PICKETT, Licensed Real Estate Broker
SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
For sale by owner: two story new
home, 2048 sq. ftL, ,3 bdrm., 2 1.2
bath, master bdrm., 22'x16' with gar-
den tub, sunken den w/fireplace and
home theatre system with surround
sound. Front 'and .rear porch, 12'x16'
until. shed. By appt. only. 101 Yaupon.
229-6411. tfe 7/4
Half acre lots for sale, 'Hwy. 386,
Overstreet, Creekview Subd., $500
down. $96.48 per month, 120
months. Call and leave message. 229-
1/2 acre Jot with septic tank. Over-
street Road. Owner financing. 227-
2020. ask for Billy. tfc 7/4
LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery Road,
1 mile off Overstreet Road, 9 miles
south of'Wewa. Owner financing. Call
229-6961. tfc 7/4
For Sale: Cape San Bias. 2 bdrm., 2
ba. house, steel roof on 1/2 acre lot
Joining St. Joe State Park property on
bay side, $63.000. Call 229-2740 or
227-2046 for appL tfc 7/4
"NEED ALTERATIONS" Big job or lit-
tle job. Contact 229-6770, if no an-
swer, leave message. Home after 5:00
p.m. 2tc 7/18
Wanted: Drug-free young female to
share my home with. Call 227-3774.
leave message. All inquiries will be
confidential. Itp 7/25
I would like to buy a deck for a crafts-
man 36" cut tractor lawn mower. 11
horsepower. 647-5196. litp 7/25
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PAGE SB THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 25; 1996
New Hope of Benefits For Afflicted Vietnam Vets and Families
w1ich a ba rul pulse i pmn o otn e lecs m-a-4
President Clinton announced
on July 2nd that Vietnam veterans
afflicted with prostate cancer, and
acute and subacute peripheral
neuropathy are entitled to disabili-
ty payments based on their expo-
sure to Agent Orange. Clinton said
that the Department of Veterans
Affairs (VA) also will be proposing
legislation that would provide an
appropriate remedy for children of
Vietnam veterans who suffer from
The decisions 'follow an in-
depth VA review of a report Issued
in March by the National Academy
of Sciences (NAS) on the health
effects of exposure to Agent Orange
and other herbicides. NAS, under
contract with VA, found that there
is new limited or suggestive evi-
dence to show an association with
prostate cancer, acute and suba-
cute peripheral neuropathy (a neu-
rological disorder) in Vietnam
veterans, and spina bifida (a con-
genital abnormality) in their chil-
Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Jesse Brown said: "I am deeply
concerned about the NAS findings,
particularly the suggestion that the
children of Vietnam veterans may
be at higher risk for spina bifida,
since VA does not have the author-
ity to provide benefits based on
birth defects In veterans' children,
'We will seek legislation that would
provide an appropriate remedy.",
Brown also said that he is
directing that a regulation be
INVITATION TO BIDm
Notice Is given hereby that the
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA
will accept bids for construction of the
MOTOR CONTROL CENTER (MCC) UPGRADES
according to Drawings and Specifications prepared
by ALA Environmental. Inc. and its Design team
and described in general as:
SThe construction of six (6) 12' -8" x 20' -8" and
one (1) 12' -8" x 24' -0" cement block buildings
with entrance door, louvers, lights and
electrical outlets. The buildings are to be
constructed around the existing Motor Control
Centers (MCC) along the lagoon dIke road.
Sealed bids will be received at the office of the City
Clerk until Tuesday. August 13. 1996. at 2:00
p.m. Eastern time.
Bids will be opened and read aloud Immediately
after the time for receipt of bids In the City
Commission Chambers. Bids received after 2:00
p.m. Eastern time will not be accepted. Interested
parties are Invited to attend.
Bona fide contract bidders may secure copies of
the Contract Drawings and Contract Documents
and Specifications. from the office of the City
Clerk. P. 0. Box 278. Port Sr. Joe, Florida 32457.
(904) 229-8261, on the following basis:
1. One copy of the contract Document
Including Speclflcations, and one set of
prints of the Contract Drawings. upon
payment of $10.00, made payable to the
City of Port St. Joe. All charges are
2. Additional sets are $10.00 and
3. No partial sets will be issued.
Bid Security in the amount of B56 of the base bid
will be required to accompany bids.
A simple construction schedule clearly Indicating
the construction start date and completion date
along with a time line of the other construction
activities, will be required to accompany bids.
The City reserves the right to accept or reject any
bid, or to reject all bids, as the best Interest of the
City may require. The Contract. If awarded, will be
awarded to the responsive bidder with the best
combination of cost proposal and performance
history. By accepting the Invitation to Bid, the
Bidder agrees to accept the sole judgement of the
City In determining the best overall proposal
rEND OF INVITATION TO BID
litc July 25. 1996.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE TATE OF
FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
CASE NO. 96-45
BOBBY DERRELL BARLOW.
IMOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
THE ADMINISTRATION of the Estate of
BOBBY DERRELL BARLOW. deceased. File
Number 96-45, is pending In the Circuit Court for
Gulf County, Florida. Probate Division. the
address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, 1000
5th Street., Courthouse. Port SL Joe, Florida
32456. The names and address of the Co-Personal
Representatives and their attorney are set forth
All Interested persons are required to file
WITHIN THREE 13) MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE, (1) All
claims against the estate and (2) any objection by
an Interested person on whom notice was served
that challenges the validity the Will. the
qualifications of the Co-Personal Representatives.
venue or jurisdiction of the Court.
ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
DATE of the first publication of this Notice of
Administration is July 25. 1996.
/s/ ALICIA C. JONES
303 4TH STREET
P. 0. BOX 39
PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457
ATTORNEY FOR CO-PERSONAL
FLORIDA BAR NO. 0048674
/s/ LISA GRIFFIN BARLOW
764 Hwy 71 South. Apt B
Blounistown. FL 32424
/s/ BOBBY JACK BARLOW
Wewahitchka. FL 32465
2tc. July 25 and August 1. 1996.
IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA. IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY
IN RE' The Marriage of
GEORGE M. CLARK.
S REBECCAD. CLARK,
CASE NO. 96-212
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: REBECCA D. CLARK
3614 Game Farm Road
Panama City, Fla. 32404
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an acuon lor
dissolution of marriage has been filed against you
and you are required to serve a copy ol your
written defenses, If any. to this action on DAVID C.
GASKIN, ESQ., Petitioner's attorney, whose
address Is Post Office Box 185. Wewahitchka.
Florida 32465. on or before the 2nd day of August.
1990. and file the original with the Clerk ol this
Court either before service on plaintiffs attorney or
Immediately thereafter. otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief demanded in the
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on
the 28th day of June. 1996.
Benny C. Lister
Clerk o( Circuit Court
By /s/ C. Bridges
4tc, July 4, 11, 18 and 25, 1996.
developed as quickly as possible so
that VA can begin compensating
Vietnam veterans currently dis-
abled from acute and subacute.
peripheral neuropathy, If manifest-
ed within one year of herbicide
exposure, and those with prostate
cancer. "These benefits represent
the continuing cost of war,', Brown
Brown noted that the VA deci-
sions are based on statutory stan-
dards that are not ordinarily used
for purposes of scientific inquiry,
saying: "The evidence, pro and con,
is quite evenly balanced regarding
these conditions. But the President
and I firmly believe that VA needs
to be on the side' of veterans and
VA estimates that potentially
up to 3,000 children of Vietnam
veterans may be afflicted with
Within 60 days, VA will publish
in' the Federal Register for public
comment the proposed rule on
prostate cancer, and acute and
subacute peripheral neuropathy,
with a final rule published in
October. Approximately 2.6 million
veterans served within the borders
of South Vietnam and in adjacent
waters. Vietnam-veterans are not
required to prove exposure to
Agent Orange; VA presumes that
all miiilitary personnel who served
in Vietnam were exposed to Agent
In response to the NAS report,
VA also will be increasing funding
for research to learn more about
the possible relationship between
herbicide exposure and the devel-
opment of Dbirthm aefects, including
spina bifida, and other health
problems in veterans' offspring.
The department is issuing requests
for proposals for a new
Environmental Hazards Research
Center that will focus on reproduc-
tive health issues. VA already is
conducting the Vietnam Women
Veterans Reproductive Health
Study and is supporting the NAS
Developmental Toxicity project
VA currently recognizes seven
diseases as presumptively related
to exposure to Agent Orange and
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Ulerl ler icies: ch; uioane, por -
phyria cutanea tarda, soft-tissue
sarcoma, Hodgkin's disease, multi-
ple myeloma, respiratory cancers
(lung, bronchus, larynx, trachea)
and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Vietnam veterans who believe
they have health problems that
may be related to their exposure to
Agent Orange while serving in
Vietnam or their survivors should
contact the nearest VA medical
center or regional office. VA's
nationwide toll-free number Is 1-
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